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Issue #773 May 19th 2021
Vertical Trifold Window Card  
Guest tutorial author Wendy Lee shares how to create a trifold card with a die cut aperture.
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Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Louisa May asks: "Do you use reinkers as watercolors? Do the colors stay true?"
A: I have! It's one of those things you'll need to try, so you get to know the properties of the inks that you have. Distress reinkers are formulated to hold their color when blended out with water. Some dye inks will break down into their component colors. You may find that you prefer the breakdown - I have an Adirondack Denim reinker that splits out into beautiful blues and purples (HERE is a sample). If you're unsure how a reinker might react and you have the ink pad already, tap the corner of the pad on an acrylic block to make a mini palette. Most dye inks aren't lightfast, so be aware of that if you decide to paint something that might be displayed for some time.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Lisa's tip is for gluing a delicate die cut: "This is probably the ultimate low-tech technique for gluing delicate die cuts! I smear a thin dab of cheap white glue on the "meaty" part of my left (non-dominant) palm. It starts to dry instantly. I drag the die cut across the half-dry area of my palm two or three times, aiming to catch the edges, and apply the die cut to my card or page. The remaining glue rubs off your palm easily when dry. No overflow of glue on the die cut. No smears. No need for careful cleanup. It's very fast and simple to do, and works for anyone, young or old, or people with mobility issues."

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