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Issue #790 September 15th 2021
Spinner Ink Background  
Guest tutorial author Karen Dunbrook will show you how to create unique alcohol ink backgrounds in a salad spinner.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Alcohol inks
  • Rubbing alcohol or blending solution
  • Compatible paper
  • Craft-dedicated salad spinner
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Ana asks: "What can you use stencils on besides cards?"
    A: Any flat surface is fair game! My most recent non-card ventures with stencils have been a shaped wood piece from the dollar store (acrylic craft paint), polymer clay earrings (pressed into the clay to make a pattern), a mini canvas and a thrift store frame (both with stenciled elements that were painted into a scene).
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Janet shares ideas for the Die Cutting Napkins tutorial: "I tried this using a patterned napkin (pattern layer on top) and die cut flower shapes from it - it looked great when I painted over it with a layer of a clear paint (to puff it up) then a layer of silver paint. I also added a little colour to the leaves so they looked different to the flower. I have a red patterned napkin I want to use with a poinsettia die for Christmas."

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