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Issue #385 October 16th 2013
Scalloped Circle Tree  
Beate will show you how to turn die cuts into a paper tree.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Die cutting machine
  • Scalloped circle dies
  • Patterned paper
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Glue
  • Z Becky Brown Purse  

    Stamp, scrap, stitch or paint to completely customize a stylish purse from Z Becky Brown and express your art. It is the one handbag with infinite possibilities.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kirin asked: "I am experimenting with the chalkboard technique, but want to add some color to my image also. I am struggling to find a coloring medium that shows up well on dark/black card stock. Do you have any suggestions?"
    A: Chalk over white ink does come out rather muted. We have a tutorial for it HERE. Colored Pencils over chalk, especially with white gel pen highlights can be a bit more vibrant as shown in our Black Magic tutorial. For even more color try Pastel Embossing.
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    Lydia has as suggestion for her Bokeh Background tutorial: "I love it as a full background - it's also fun with multiple colors, as in this sample.

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