Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #585 September 13th 2017
Paint Swiping  
New guest tutorial author Cathie Cowles has a beautiful painted background technique to share.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Acrylic paint
  • Blending tool
  • Baby wipes
  • Cardstock
  • Chameleon Color Tops  
    Easily extend your blends or completely change hues with revolutionary Color Tops and Tones from
    Chameleon Art Pens. Review and how-to here.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Mary wants to know: "I have several paper-crafting inks: Classic, Craft, Archival, Pigment, Solvent, Dye. I have no idea what any of the names mean. Would you please give me some help?"
    A: Dye based inks are water-based (dye dissolved in water). They are reactive with water and bleach, and the ink usually dries quickly, soaking into the paper. They can be used for watercolor techniques, and they don't dry on non-porous surfaces. ("Classic ink" is Stampin' Up's line of dye inks.) Pigment ink is also water-soluble, but it's in a thicker base. The ink sits on top of the paper and dries slowly, which makes pigment ink great for embossing and blending. It can be used on porous surfaces, and is permanent when heat set. ("Craft ink" is Stampin' Up's line of pigment inks.) Solvent inks are alcohol based. They are quick drying, and can be used on porous or non-porous surfaces. I like to use solvent inks when I watercolor, because they are permanent when dry. Archival inks are also waterproof, and permanent when dry. They're essentially a dye-based ink, but will not fade. As a general rule, "opposites attract" - so pair the ink you choose with a medium that has a different solvent... dye ink with alcohol markers, solvent ink with watercolor, etc. I hope that helps!
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Rebecca has a tip for making Tie Dye Backgrounds: "This would also work well with diluted dye reinkers or concentrated watercolours dabbed on lightly with a brush."

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
    Stamp Scrap Art Tour
    Georgia Splitcoaststampers:
    Learn, create and shop
    Sept. 22 & 23.
     
    This Week's Hot Topics
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    September 6 to September 12
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    3D Pumpkin Place.
    Mad for plaid.
    Try this color combination: Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette, Lost Lagoon.
    On Dasher, On Dancer.
    Oldie but goodie.
    MIX-Ability Mixed Media
    [MIX241] http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/mix-ability-challenge-f390/mix241-black-white-read-all-over-sep-9-2017-a-t620029.html.
    Design Seeds
    Check out Rachel's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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