Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #722 May 20th 2020
Tea Bag Stamping  
New guest tutorial author Tina Wardell will show you how to upcycle a used teabag by stamping on the filter paper.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Dry used teabag
  • Tweezers
  • Coloring medium
  • Dry adhesive
  • Cardstock
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: philsmom asks: "Is there a way to watercolor digital stamps without the printer ink smearing?"
    A: There is printer ink that doesn't run - our team reviewed a printer HERE that has waterproof ink - I have one of these and it does a good job, though we fight sometimes! A laser printer is another great option for bleed-free printing. I have read that you can use a spray fixative like Krylon's Workable Fixatif before painting and that will help to set water-based ink - I've also found (even with the printer I mentioned above) that it helps to let the ink cure for 24 hours. I hope that helps!
     
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    vgpeterson loves our Double Stencil Resist tutorial: "Such a clever idea to dry emboss and heat emboss at same time, doubling the usefulness of your stencils without doubling the work. I'll have to try this soon!"

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