Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #691 October 9th 2019
Halloween Character Box  
Guest tutorial author Gloria Plunkett will show you how to upcycle a clear box into a quirky character.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Crafter’s Companion Gemini Foilpress  
Ready to accent your cards and projects with beautiful foil sentiments and design elements? Check out our review of the FOILPRESS from Crafter's Companion™ You'll love the gallery of 60 inspirational samples.
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Mamie wants to know: "Is there a material I can use to keep natural leaves soft?"
A: I remember using glycerin before, and I found these instructions online:
"Mix glycerin and water so that it is one part glycerin and two parts water. Pour the solution into a flat pan, place the leaves in the solution, and then put a weight on the leaves to keep them submerged. Keep the leaves submerged in the solution for 2-6 days. Dry the leaves gently with a paper towel."
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Rebecca has some ideas for the Stained Glass Panels tutorial: "I can think of so many cool variations! The acetate could be coloured with alcohol inks. Or use a dimensional adhesive like Glossy accents. Or use transparent or glitter Nuvo drops."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Inkless Images Create a sculpted cardstock embellishment using a stamped image as a guide.
Inkless Images tutorial
Inkless Images gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
Chameleon Art Pens
Innovative fineliners with patented technology that changes color as you write.
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
VIRGINIA: There is a whole lot of fun headed your way - make 'n teke party, shopping and more!
This Week's Hot Topics
Finding something you didn't know you lost
Delivery truck stamps
A way to say thanks
Electric die cutting machines
Share your recommendation
October's MISTI Monday challenge
Save your scraps!
October 2 to October 8
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
EOINA - Two Batik Options.
For the boys.
Try this color combination: Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, Berry Burst.
Pay it forward.
Lulu & Georgia.
Check out Kari's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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