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Issue #671 May 22nd 2019
Mixed Media Smooshing  
Guest tutorial author Jenny Hall turns a new spotlight on the popular smooshing technique by adding in other mediums.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Watercolor paper
  • Nonporous work surface
  • Water reactive color media
  • Pearl, pigment, or metallic mix-ins
  • Water mister
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Mary asks: "If I carefully center my die cut circles, ovals, and labels on the cardstock, I am left with a die cut negative. What can I do with those panels?"
    A: If you wanted to use the panels for card fronts, you can center a stamped image behind the panel in the open area, or inlay another die cut of the same shape. If you have acetate, you can create a window card or shaker card. (You can find a basic shaker tutorial HERE.) Try layering two panels together to create a Double Matted Frame. Die cut negatives also make great masks for brushing or sponging ink around a stamped image.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    craftygrandma56 has an idea for the Magic Envelope Card: "This would be also perfect to insert a cheque for grad, birthday etc. and stamped appropriately. Easy peasy!"

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