By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Peg’s Crafting Corner
What is the difference in a watermark ink pad compared to the others?
A: It is used to create a darker image on dark paper to give the effect of a translucent picture such as one found in a watermark on a photo. It has a subtle color variation to make background designs unique.
A: Use a repositionable spray adhesive to hold the stencil down to the paper securely. This will keep the edges from lifting up as it is sprayed allowing the ink or paint to get in behind the stencil.
A: Nonstick scissors are Teflon coated so that adhesives don’t stick to them so there’s no need to clean them off.
What would I use a glass cutting mat for in paper crafting?
A: There are several reasons why it is nice to have a glass cutting mat. They make it easier to use a craft knife to cut on because the blades glide smoothly and don’t skip on them. It’s a must to use with a circle cutter to get a precise cut circle and they are even good to have when using a glue gun because they are easy to clean up.
I have a paper trimmer, but do I, also need a guillotine trimmer?
A: While it is not absolutely necessary to have one, they are very handy to have to use. You can cut more than one sheet of card stock at one time with one and if you have a heavier weight card stock these will give a more crisp, clean cut edge. If you have already made a project and realized one of the edges is a little off, a guillotine trimmer will allow you to slip the edge in and trim it off easily without having to remove the bulky items.