Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #382 September 25th 2013
Bokeh Background  
Lydia Fiedler, our Community Manager, will show you how to create a dreamy background inspired by a photography technique.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Pencil
  • Metallic coloring medium
  • Water brush
  • Spellbinders - 3D M-Bossabilities  

    Your layers will sing with depth and dimension with 3D M-Bossabilities™ from Spellbinders®. These embossing folders allow for easy, rich and realistic texture to your paper projects.
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sheri asked: "I've seen the coloring techniques using gamsol. Explain to me what it is ? Where would I purchase it?"
    A: Gamsol is an odorless mineral spirit you can use to blend wax-based pencils. You can find it in most hobby stores that have painting or fine art aisles. Check these tutorials:
    Gamsol Magic
    Alcohol Markers with Pencils
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Mary Lou has a suggestion for the Salted Background :"This technique is also great on watercolor paper."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Faux Letterpress with M-Bossabilities™ Ink your M-Bossabilities folder before embossing your cardstock for rich, letterpress look.
    Faux Letterpress with M-Bossabilities™ tutorial
    Faux Letterpress with M-Bossabilities™ gallery

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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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    Tickle a Teapotter.
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    Eastern Accents.
    Check out IndyCurt's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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