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Issue #644 November 7th 2018
Gel Impressionism Foiled Collage  
In a fun update to the serendipity technique, add foil to spare background pieces for beautiful collages.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Gel Press Print, background or patterned paper
  • Glue
  • Craft Foil
  • Dies or punches
  • Old toothbrush
  • Bone folder or old credit card
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Gwennith wants to know: "When using the bone folder on card stock, I end up with a shiny streak on the paper. How can I avoid that?"
    A: I've read that a teflon bone folder won't leave a shiny streak... I'll have to look for one of those and find out! Another suggestion is to layer a piece of text-weight paper over the card before burnishing the fold. Hope that helps! Here's a discussion thread in the forums with a few more suggestions - if you have a great tip, please share!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Ines shares an idea for the Window Treat Box tutorial: "I gave the grandchildren gift cards and made these little boxes for them - turned out so pretty with my "saving paper" stash. Thanks for sharing!"

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