Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bits & Tips #7

When I want faux stitching, I use my Scor-Pal and score from the back side of the project. Then turn it over and use the Scor-Bug on the front side, or a paper piercing grid and a paper-piercer and pierce on the scored line. (From Cindy H.)

Bits & Tips #6

I sharpen my blades on my Fiskar paper cutter by cutting through an aluminum pie pan 3-4 times. (From Pat)

Bits & Tips #5

How to Make H2Os...
I mix 2 drops of reinker, 4 drops of distilled water, and 1 drop of irridescent medium for watercolors (which I got at Hobby Lobby, but think you probably can get from Michaels or one of the other chain stores. I mix all of this together and put it in small jars like those embossing powders come in. You can let them dry out or you can keep them moist. You can reactivate them with a drop or two of water or if you want to blend the colors, you can take a bit out and put it on a plastic lid with a little more water for a lighter color.

I have kept mine going for over a year and they work just great. (From Pat)