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Msg: 906001
Subject: Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Author: SummerfunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 12:38 AM
P-12F-862M-281
Reply to: Msg 899575 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Vroman's Pasadena currently has a huge table display of them! Their website has several pages of colouring books with different themes - nature, mandalas, architecture, floral, even skulls: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/search/site/adult%2520coloring%2520books They also have wonderful customer service, btw.

Many of the books are printed one-sided so you can use markers without worrying about colors bleeding through.
I ended up not getting Secret Garden because the crowded, tiny shapes aren't relaxing for me; I like larger areas so I can do shading, texture, etc. but that's just me. There's definitely something for everyone. Have fun!
Msg: 906003
greenmountainhiker Subject: Re: why!? why!? why!?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: greenmountainhikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 2:20 AM
P-448F-8634M-676Premium
Reply to: Msg 905956 by Team Mac
So been there.....
Msg: 906004
Bubbaloo Magoo Subject: Re: why!? why!? why!?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Bubbaloo MagooProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 2:27 AM
P-580F-3142M-3615Premium
Reply to: Msg 906003 by greenmountainhiker
Glad you understood that. I'm still lost...
Msg: 906005
LittleHoot Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: LittleHootProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 2:47 AM
P-1F-46M-155Inactive
Reply to: Msg 905986 by Halfway Anywhere
Welcome, Welcome!

The tutorials are a great place to start, as stated. I've found that you really have to scour the craft stores....sometimes the rubber blocks are separated from the carving tools...in my local Michaels (Hickory, NC) it's in the woodworking section... lord only knows.....
Msg: 906006
Happy Daze Subject: Re: Mini Meet with Creeping Death
Board: State: Maine
Author: Happy DazeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 3:43 AM
P-623F-3825M-2492
Reply to: Msg 905954 by mudflinginfools
If we are back in Maine Tuesday afternoon, we might be there.

Ray and Susan
Happydaze
Msg: 906007
ArtBoy Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: ArtBoyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 5:41 AM
P-24F-692M-491
Reply to: Msg 905986 by Halfway Anywhere
Take one of those pink school erasers and with a pocket knife hack something into the flat surface of one side and you have your first stamp. Then the quality of your stamps and carving ability will only improve from there.

And just a note: To most of us, that roughly hand carved stamp is much more prized than one of those beautifully made store bought stamps....not that there's anything wrong with that. :-)

AB
Msg: 906008
Big Red Subject: Re: Upcoming Florida Event
Board: State: Florida
Author: Big RedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 6:24 AM
P-114F-2199M-304Inactive
Reply to: Msg 905944 by turtlelove
Cool! They are 12 and easily entertained.
Msg: 906009
Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 7:10 AM
P-34F-147M-5680Premium
Reply to: Msg 905990 by LROSEM
For starter images to carve, search google images to clip art, coloring pages or silhouettes. You can do it!

Openclipart.org also has a lot of good images to carve. Keep carving and you'll get better.
Msg: 906010
Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 7:14 AM
P-34F-147M-5680Premium
Reply to: Msg 906005 by LittleHoot
in my local Michaels (Hickory, NC) it's in the woodworking section.

In my local Michaels it's in the not-in-this-store section. In fact, all of the local craft store keep it in the same place. I order from Stampeaz.
Msg: 906011
Subject: Re: Portland/Vancouver Quilters x-post
Board: State: Washington
Author: KizmetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 7:18 AM
P-291F-2706M-1541Premium
Reply to: Msg 905991 by Yosemite MJD
That sounds fabulous!
Msg: 906013
Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 7:23 AM
P-338F-6862M-6253Inactive
Reply to: Msg 905986 by Halfway Anywhere
As Wronghat said, there are a LOT more boxes than that around Charleston. You need to go find the ones you can see, then more will pop up. Or go to an event. Like Wolfie, i would strongly suggest the Paris Mountain event. Not only will you find lots of boxes, you will meet an amazing number of GREAT people (i would be one of them, but i'm in New England until Oct 22).

So be patient, keep growing and more will show!!

~tigs
Msg: 906014
Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 7:33 AM
P-338F-6862M-6253Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906013 by tiggermama
i'm replying to my own message! LOL

ok, so i did an advanced search for you. Up in your neck o' the woods, there's not a lot. It's that weird intersection between 26 and 95, where you'd think there would be people, but there's not. Welcome to the interesting things about letterboxing.

However, there are 90+ boxes around Charleston, so you might have to travel. There are indeed only 10 boxes in Mount Pleasant, but there's 21 boxes NE of the city proper, then more in the city. There are an amazing number of The Boogies boxes in and around Columbia, plus some other people's (Woody Clowns, et al). Around Greenwood, you've got A Southern Gentleman, whose boxes are AMAZING. He held an event in Sumter (yum, pork) which has a lot of boxes still there. You are going to have to think "road trip."

~tigs
Msg: 906016
Subject: Re: New to letterboxing!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: No BordersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 9:23 AM
P-5F-1072M-74Profile updated
Reply to: Msg 906014 by tiggermama
You are going to have to think "road trip."

I have decided to try and not look for boxes close to home. I'm saving them for when am taking a new person out to introduce them to letterboxing or for when we have been sick for a while and just need to get out.

The last couple of times we have gone out it has been over an hour away from home. It's like a micro mini vacation. Yesterday we left at 9am and then got home at 1am. Did some day boxing AND some night boxing. Picked up a hitch hiker. It was a great day!!!!
Msg: 906017
Bombshell Subject: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 9:25 AM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
So, we moved. I had over 200 REALLY awesome LTC's in a box.

I think they went missing. :*(

Torn the apartment apart looking for them; but nothing. Bummer day.
Msg: 906019
SeerMeesh Subject: Gen Con 2015 where am I? - Saturday
Board: State: Indiana
Author: SeerMeeshProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 10:06 AM
P-86F-206M-669Inactive
Teal mid length sleeve shirt, Jean skirt, typical camouflaged bag with letterboxing patches. I'll be headed to the exhibit hall.... seeing the parade at 3, then hanging out until 6:30, where I will be back at the Marriott - ballroom E. Let's hang out!
Msg: 906021
crosscresent Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: crosscresentProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 10:33 AM
P-87F-238M-3248
Reply to: Msg 906017 by Bombshell
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Maybe we can help you get some new ones, or replace old ones :)
Msg: 906022
Bombshell Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 10:47 AM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906021 by crosscresent
That made me smile, thank you. :)
Msg: 906023
Topcollector Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 10:57 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 906017 by Bombshell
I'm doing the same thing for my wallet. Had it last night in the house but now can't find it anywhere. Need to go buy stuff but need my money.
Msg: 906024
Kirbert Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 11:32 AM
P-522F-746M-13882Premium
Reply to: Msg 906017 by Bombshell
Are we talking about the cards, or the stamps used to create the cards?
Msg: 906025
Bombshell Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 11:46 AM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906024 by Kirbert
All the cards I've received. :-/
Msg: 906026
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 11:53 AM
P-75F-752M-6379
Reply to: Msg 906001 by Summerfun
I dont like the tiny shapes for colorijg, but what FUN they would be for stamp images to carve!

If they are one sided papers, that is good, because Spectrum Noir markers are alcohol based and blend really well, but they do soak through paper. I would suggest putting a plastic sheet between pages, as you use them. Copics are TOO expensive for this kind of play, IMO. Spectrum Noir work about the same. Also some are recommending the Chameleon markers, which blend 2 colors.

There's art markers and pens, which are much finer detail, for those small detailed books.

Colored pencil with markers, used TOGETHER, can look really cool, if you really want to get into layering your colors and showing some texture. Same with using a water brush and watercolors, and colored pencils to enhance.
Msg: 906027
Lovebirds-NC Subject: Re: Colouring for Grown Ups
Board: Art Corner
Author: Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 11:55 AM
P-88F-1094M-1033Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906001 by Summerfun
I ended up not getting Secret Garden because the crowded, tiny shapes aren't relaxing for me; I like larger areas so I can do shading, texture, etc. but that's just me.

Me too so it's not just you, Summerfun! :-) I highly recommend Angie Grace's books and I've got my eye on Jenean Morrison's Mandala book. Angie Grace's books are all one sided so they work great with markers. I use Bic Mark-its - great affordable option to Copic and other expensive art markers.
Msg: 906028
BlueFox13 Subject: Re: why!? why!? why!?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: BlueFox13ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:12 PM
P-15F-185M-103PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 905960 by Trishee
The story of my life...
Msg: 906029
Teacup Subject: Re: Mini Meet with Creeping Death
Board: State: Maine
Author: TeacupProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:14 PM
P-622F-8559M-2491Premium
Reply to: Msg 906006 by Happy Daze
We will be expecting you two! ;)
Msg: 906030
BlueFox13 Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BlueFox13ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:15 PM
P-15F-185M-103PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 906025 by Bombshell
That sucks. I'm sorry. Do you have boxes left to unpack? Could they be in a bigger box? I hope they turn up.
Msg: 906031
BlueFox13 Subject: Cars swap
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Author: BlueFox13ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:23 PM
P-15F-185M-103PremiumInactive
Wavesandwaterfalls and I would love to have others join us in the classic cars swap. I'm willing to push back the date if anyone would like more time. Any car you want... your first, one you wish you had, part of a car, it's up to you. The endless winding road's the limit. Come join us!

http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?trackerId=8524
Msg: 906032
Bombshell Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:27 PM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906030 by BlueFox13
All unpacked. I'm fearful they were accidentally tossed. :-/
Msg: 906033
BlueFox13 Subject: Stupid heatwave
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BlueFox13ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:29 PM
P-15F-185M-103PremiumInactive
We're experiencing a serious heat wave in Oregon right now. The last 3 days our outside thermometer has hit 106 degrees (and it's in the shade). I had a full day of boxing planned tomorrow, but now I'm not sure we'll be able to go. This heat is making me very crabby.
Msg: 906034
BlueFox13 Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BlueFox13ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:33 PM
P-15F-185M-103PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 906032 by Bombshell
Oh no! I sure hope not. Who would do that???? Seriously, I'd cry! Can we send you any extras we have? I'm sure others would be willing to also.
Msg: 906035
Bombshell Subject: Re: Pretty Bummed
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 1, 2015 1:53 PM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
Reply to: Msg 906034 by BlueFox13
I'm humbled by all the kindness of offers to send me more; but I don't want to inconvenience anyone since it's not y'alls fault.
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