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Issue #692 October 16th 2019
Lollipop Cover  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal is dressing up lollipops with die cuts for a holiday treat.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Patterned paper
  • Dies (min. 2.5" tall)
  • Tootsie Pop or similar candy
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Jan wants to know: "I've been trying to replicate the tutorial in the forums using the Black Magic technique.....black cardstock, white pigment ink...heat set with heat tool then color vigorously with colored pencils. I can't get it to "pop" on the paper like in the tutorial."
    A: I'm guessing your issue is with the type of pencils you're using - for this technique you'll want an artist-grade, pigment-rich pencil. I've gotten the best results with Prismacolor Premier pencils - their white is especially bright. Hope that helps!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Sharon has a tip for the Acetate & Tissue tutorial: "I did this technique and found the colours came out better if the re-inkers or alcohol inks were dappled on to the tissue AFTER it was glued to the stamped acetate. Since the tissue is wet from the glue, the colours spread sort of like watercolours. They are brighter, and you can control where you put the colour. They don't get muddy at all!"

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