Did You Know? Fun Facts and Crafty Tips! February 2019 Edition

Hello crafters!!! It’s Shari Carroll here bringing you the February 2019 edition of “Did You Know?”

If it’s your first time seeing this feature, each month we will be bringing you fun facts, creative tips and even crafty hacks about your favorite supplies and brands; you can then use these awesome tips that you learn in your next crafting projects! Are you ready to learn some fun tricks? Keep on reading!


Shari Carroll, Did You Know

This ink palette is probably one of the handiest items you could use for crafting on the go or for a quick grab in the studio! It has 36 compartments to hold your favorite coloring mediums. Add liquid watercolors, drops of re-inkers, or Alcohol inks into the wells and allow them to dry. When you’re ready to use your colors, activate them with water or blending solution (for Alcohol Ink).  The slim design of the case is perfect to store several as a library with a variety of types of color mediums without limiting you to only a handful. Have a special project to work on? Create a custom palette!!


This is just fun stuff. The “Tacky When Dry Medium” allows you to use your stencils with glitters, foils, mica powders and more!  Use it as you would a paste through a stencil with a palette knife. There is no rush to apply your desired medium on top because it dries clear and tacky!!


Have you ever felt like you need an undo button when crafting? I do!! I keep erasers handy for taking care of little mistakes. This Mono Sand Eraser is something special all together! It has a fine grit that allows you to lightly scuff cardstocks to remove inks, paints, glues and unwanted marks. It can also be used to distress stickers and pattern papers by lightly removing the printed inks.


This last item is a must have if you use die cuts. The Simon Metal Adapter plate is essential for sharp crisp cuts regardless of what die cutting machine you use. I slip it in between the cutting plate and the base which gives the “sandwich” a little boost for a perfect cut. I recently learned that you can also cut right into the plate without dulling your dies. This will preserve your cutting plates for a little longer. When used this way, the adapter may curl slightly, just flip it over after each use.

We hope you have enjoyed this month’s installment of Did You Know?! Tune in again next month for a brand new edition of this fun series!

Tim Holtz INK PALETTE Ranger TIP30034
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The Crafter’s Workshop TACKY WHEN DRY…
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Tonic SUNKISSED COPPER Nuvo Gilding…
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  1. Awesome tips Shari. I especially like the first one. We are going away for a week in April and I want to take some colouring supplies but want to keep my travel bag light yet still be able to do some sort of crafting. This is perfect and I have time to do this in preparation before leaving. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the Tim Holtz Pallet and use it for Alcohol inks. It’s perfect if you’re using a paint brush to add color and design on Yupo paper. The Mono eraser has saved many a card in my craft room! LOL!

  3. Love this new feature. I don’t remember ever hearing about the Tacky When Dry product. Keep this new feature please. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you Shari, I love this serie. I got the mono sand eraser at Christmas, didn’t use it yet but from what I see it must be a great tool. I also have a metal adapter plate and especially for intricate dies or difficult to cut products like acetate, it’s a great tool.
    The other things I have to keep in mind.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. I have the Mono Sand Eraser and I agree it’s a “must have.” I also have the Metal Adapter Plate, but I keep forgetting to use it. The Tacky When Dry Medium, however, looks fun. I noticed it’s out-of-stock, but it’s definitely on my wish list.

  6. Great tips, I didn’t know about the tacky when dry product, can you use it for foils without the need for a laminator?

  7. Thanks for this Shari – I’ve been looking for a Mono Sand Eraser for the longest time and have just added it to my wish list. I didn’t know you guys sold them!

  8. Great tips Shari. I do have that mono-eraser and have used it a lot. I will have to try some of the other things when I have some extra money. Thanks for sharing.

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