Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #641 October 17th 2018
Ghost Stamping  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal experiments with a simple and fun technique layering different types of ink.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Chalk, pigment or watermark inkpad
  • Dye ink or spray
  • Cardstock
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Theresa asks: "What are pencil extenders used for?"
    A: Pencil extenders allow you to get more use out of short pencils that can otherwise be hard to hold onto. The extender is typically a metal tube with a fitting that screws down to tighten onto the end of a pencil, giving you a longer handle to grip when you color. Some extenders have a wooden handle with a metal fitting. When shopping for pencil extenders, be sure they will fit the diameter of the pencils that you typically use - these can range from 7-9 mm (for example, Prismacolors have a 7 mm diameter. Faber Castell Polychromos have an 8 mm diameter and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils have a 9 mm diameter).
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Carole has a tip for the Lotion Nail File Gift Box: "I found that if you slip the emery board through the back of the hole and down into the box it's much sturdier and the emery board stays nice and straight. I've made about 15 of these for a craft show I am doing but used some nail polishes I picked up for a reasonable price. So they know the color of the nail polish, I just put a dab on the back of the tag or label. "

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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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