Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #185 November 18th 2009
Faux Torn Mosaic  
New tutorial author and former Dirty Girl Carole Burrage will show you how to create a fun and funky background that adds texture and depth to your designs in today's tutorial.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper
  • Two Colors Dye Ink
  • Sponge
  • Mod Podge™
  • Sponge Brush
  • The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion  
    With the The Crafter's Companion, shape templates are integrated into the tool's design, and all the implements you need to cut, score, and make bows are stored inside.

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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Cheryle asked: "What is a good adhesive to use when you want to adhere a piece of acetate to the front of a card so that the adhesive doesn’t show through the acetate?"
    A: If there is an adhesive that doesn’t show through the acetate, I don’t know about it. Sorry! I would suggest you use Scor-Tape, red liner tape or maybe a clear liquid adhesive like Crystal Effects and then hide your tape/glue with some embellishments. You might dry Zip Dry Glue and use it sparingly.

    You could post this question in the forum as a new thread and see if one of our members knows about an adhesive you look for. To do that, pick a forum to post in, click on it and check above the already existing threads. Click on New thread and post away.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Sue has a suggestion for the brayered sky tutorial: "Try using the Glossy White cardstock – the ink doesn’t dry as fast and you have time to “blend” it in better. The glossy worked for me."

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