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Tools and Techniques

Every artist needs the proper tools and an infinite variety of techniques to be able to execute their art as they envision it.

Alternatives to Adhesives star
Glue and tape aren't the only ways to keep your project together. Here are some other things you can use.

Adding Text to Projects star
A look at several methods used to add text to paper crafts and altered art projects

Adhesives for Paper Crafts star
Here are some common adhesives used in paper crafts.

Dry Embossing star
Dry embossing explained, plus some tips for beginners

Embossing Powder Resist Technique star
Embossing powder can be used as a resist for water soluble paints and inks. Here's how to do it.

Faux Enameled Embellishments star
Here's how to make faux enameled embellishments using debossed silver cardstock, permanent markers, and a glossy finish like Mod Podge, Diamond Glaze, or clear embossing powder.

Faux Gilded Matchbox star
gilding, faux gilding, matchbox, papercrafts, foil, chipboard, acrylic paint, rubbing alcohol

Faux Tin Tiles star
How to make a faux tin tile, plus a couple of projects.

How to Age Paper star
Here are some techniques on how to get old and worn effects on paper.

How to Create a Faux Leather Finish star
Create a faux leather finish using tissue paper and freezer paper.

How to Make Marbleized Milk Paper star
Here's how to decorate paper with materials from your kitchen.

Make Your Own Craft Supplies star
Save money on craft supplies by making your own!

Manual Die Cutting Tips star
Here are some tips to help you get more from your manual die cut machine

Masking Fluid Resist Technique star
New to masking fluid? Here are two ways to use them for your paper craft projects.

More Paper Cutting Tools star
Let’s look at more cutting tools used in paper crafts.

Packing Tape and Gel Medium Image Transfers star
Learn two ways to make image transfers using packing tape and gel medium.

Paper Cutting Tools star
An overview of cutting tools for paper crafting.

Pressed Flowers Paper star
Use pressed flowers and leaves to make specialty paper for small gift bags, cards and tags.

Tips for Cutting and Tearing Paper star
Cutting paper may sound like a no-brainer, but read on and you may pick up a trick or two to help you craft smarter.

What Is Incire? star
Incire, sometimes called Lacé, is a technique that involves cutting and folding paper to create a braided or woven paper effect. Learn more about it here.

What is Parchment Craft? star
An overview of parchment craft

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