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Issue #695 November 6th 2019
Die Cutting Napkins  
New guest tutorial author Dave Brethauer shares how to use the absorbent properties of napkins to add delightful dimension to die cuts.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Plain paper napkin
  • Cutting die
  • Die cutting machine
  • Watercolor paints
  • Metallic paint (opt.)
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Michele asks: "Have you made shrink plastic images for embellishments? What ink and markers do you use and how much does the image shrink?"
    A: It's been a while, but I have done it! Plan on your finished embellishment being about 1/3 of the size of the original (results may vary depending on the brand). An artist friend of mine uses colored pencils on her shrink art earrings, so that is a great option for the kind of plastic that has a little texture to it. Alcohol markers are a great coloring medium to use as well. If you're using the clear shrink plastic, you can stamp in Stazon or another solvent ink on one side and color on the opposite side, and you won't have to worry about the inks interacting. A hybrid ink would be a good option for opaque plastic.
     
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