Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #314 May 30th 2012
Honeycomb Shapes  
Lydia will show you how to create honeycomb images with punches or die templates.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Symmetrical Punch or Die Shape
  • Lightweight Patterned Paper
  • Sponge
  • Dye Ink
  • Adhesive
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Karen asked: "I have a simple question and feel silly that I do not remember. I used Versamark™ & put glitter over it. How do I seal the glitter so that it will not come off easily? It has been years since I have used my stamps and I am enjoying getting back into the flow - but cannot remember if this technique will work."
    A: Versamark won't keep your glitter from falling off. If you want to stamp an image and then add glitter, you have different options.

    - You can stamp your image in Versamark or other embossing ink and then use embossing powder that has glitter in it.
    - You can stamp with a glue pad and then add glitter.
    - You can stamp with Versamark, add Heat & Stick Powder, heat it and then add glitter over it and heat it quickly again to seal.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Amanda has a suggestion for the stationery box tutorial: "The only thing I did differently was use a small thin craft magnet on the back of the address book and the box so that if it needed to be updated or changed it could be. I made this as a Mother's Day Gift with the idea that I could refill it when needed.

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    You will need used dryer sheets and wax paper for next week's tutorial.
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    Product Talk
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