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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
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