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Issue #720 May 6th 2020
Double Stencil Resist  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal will show you how to use embossing ink to create two resist backgrounds with a stencil.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock or watercolor paper
  • Stencil
  • Embossing ink and powder
  • Die cutting machine with embossing pad
  • Heat tool
  • Wet coloring medium
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Eileen wants to know: "What does it mean to be an alcohol-friendly ink?"
    A: Coloring stamped images can be a challenge! Your stamping ink and coloring medium need to be "compatible" so that your coloring doesn't activate the ink and cause it to bleed. An alcohol-friendly ink will not bleed when used with alcohol inks or markers. As a general rule, "opposites attract" - meaning that best results will come from using an ink and coloring medium with different solvents. Example: Dye ink is water-soluble. A water-based coloring medium will dissolve the ink, or cause it to bleed. Stamp a dye ink to use with alcohol markers - they will not react. Solvent inks (like Stazon) will bleed with alcohol markers because the solvents are the same, but they are perfect for watercoloring. (Hybrid inks are often alcohol-friendly too, and some are water resistant as well.)
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