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Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289231 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 10:04am
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last week, while totally dinking around with other stuff, I have stumbled upon the ULTIMATE transfer technique.

Ok, at first I totally read that as "drinking", not "dinking"... and after meeting you and your slightly-less-charming-yet-infinitely-more-eeevil other half at L&B, that somehow made sense.

$3 per sheet isn;t that bad, if it is as clear as you say! What sort of rubber did you try this on - PZKut? Pink Stuff?

-wassamatta_u
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289265 by wassamatta u
Sep 29, 2008 10:13am
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Ok, at first I totally read that as "drinking", not "dinking"... and after meeting you and your slightly-less-charming-yet-infinitely-more-eeevil other half at L&B, that somehow made sense.

You're only saying that because he doesn't have an account, and can't counter. But I'll share his response, "Gah! Miserable miscreant. He shall box in his own blood. Should I be prepaing clues on where to find his heart?"

*snicker*

Oh, and he doesn't think you know me that well, and considers himself just "slightly more evil".

I tried it on both the pink stuff, and the white stuff. The only weird thing is it stays a smidge sticky. *shrug* but it doesn't come off, and the transfer is so great, I consider this only a minor side-effect.

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289274 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 10:29am
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The only weird thing is it stays a smidge sticky. *shrug* but it doesn't come off

I had this side effect when I tried the acetone transfer method (I was using nail polish remover) on the pink stuff... I can't get the sticky off, but it doesn't appear to affect the quality of the stamped image at all. I was really impressed with the transfer though! Quite the upgrade from my pencil transfers! ;o)

HPL
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289285 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 10:33am
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I had this side effect when I tried the acetone transfer method (I was using nail polish remover) on the pink stuff

My bad - I meant that the tattoo is sticky while you are carving it. But after you take it off, the rubber doesn't stay sticky.

Weird that you had that happen with the pink stuff. But I suppose if it doesn't effect the stamp image, no biggie! =3

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289288 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 10:37am
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Weird that you had that happen with the pink stuff

Yeah, it was really weird... in the spots where the image had a lot of ink, I even had to use tweezers just to get the paper off. It must be a result of one of the other additives in the nail polish remover...

HPL
Re: I CAN SEE!
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Reply to: #288941 by AFBrat
Sep 29, 2008 11:41am
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Welcome to the LIGHT side. Isn't it amazing what you can carve now.

deniserows
far away from the dark side of the PZcut
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289231 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 2:15pm
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Custom, temporary tattoos. Yep, those funny things that you used to wear all over your arms when you were a kid. They happen to stick to rubber (who knew?) giving you a crystal clear image that you can carve from. You can use either a gouge, or an xacto to carve through the image, and it stays in place without issue. Then, when you are ready to take it off, a little rubbing alcohol will take off the reminants.

You can get the sheets here: http://www.texascraft.com/hps/home.php

I checked out the link.....it looks like it is a "do it yourself" tattoo? I mean you print it out yourself? That would really be sweet!!!

I was expecting a place where you have to send in your designs and have them printed on some special paper.........
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289463 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Sep 29, 2008 2:16pm
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Yeah, can you imagine a special tattoo for a LB event?

KuKu
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289463 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Sep 29, 2008 2:20pm
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I checked out the link.....it looks like it is a "do it yourself" tattoo? I mean you print it out yourself? That would really be sweet!!!

YES! YES!

You just get the paper, and you run it through your OWN printer with whatever image you want! You don't have to send it in and wait for them to print it, it's just special paper that you can print onto.

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289465 by KuKu
Sep 29, 2008 2:21pm
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a special tattoo for a LB event?

How cool would that be!?!
HPL :o)
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289469 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 2:23pm
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This could be the way to I.D. each other on the trail. hhhhhmmmm....
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289465 by KuKu
Sep 29, 2008 2:25pm
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Yeah, can you imagine a special tattoo for a LB event?

Easy enough with this paper! Just design the image, print it off, and BAMF! You're ready to roll!

The only thing is the cost. But they do have it in bulk for cheaper. You could split the cost between a few people.

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289474 by Goofy girl
Sep 29, 2008 2:27pm
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Are you thinking what I'm thinking:
A whole bunch of people wandering trails with pictures of chenille chicks tattooed to their foreheads?

HPL ;o)
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 2:33pm
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Wow - what an image! I'm obviously not boxing in a very interesting place.
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 5:36pm
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ooooohh, chenille chick tattoos!
i love this idea, and i really don't think the cost is all that high... taco
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289589 by taco
Sep 29, 2008 5:42pm
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actually, now i have a question. i just looked at the web site for the tattoo paper. and there are two kinds... one for inkjet printers and one for laser printers (which is also cheaper!). i went back through the thread, but can't seem to find if it was mentioned what type of printer worked for this transfer... does it matter? because if it doesn't, buy the paper for the laser printers for a few less dollars... taco
Re: I CAN SEE!
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Reply to: #288968 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 5:46pm
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It's a Carson MagniFLex. I got it at Michael's for $40.00. So far it's great!
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289594 by taco
Sep 29, 2008 6:07pm
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Please explain this to me........if you create your design, then print onto the paper, what do you do with the rest of the paper? Can it get run through again? How do you adjust for spacing? Those kind of questions.

EM
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 6:10pm
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chenille chicks tattooed to their foreheads?

Foreheads...hhhmm really? i was thinkin'....never mind

deniserows
onto the chenille
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289594 by taco
Sep 29, 2008 6:30pm
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i went back through the thread, but can't seem to find if it was mentioned what type of printer worked for this transfer... does it matter?

I used the laser paper, because that is all I have in my house. Someone else will have to try the inkjet paper. But I would imagine that the results would be the same.

Please explain this to me........if you create your design, then print onto the paper, what do you do with the rest of the paper? Can it get run through again? How do you adjust for spacing? Those kind of questions.

I fill up the whole sheet of paper with various designs. If you don't want to do that, you could probably cut it in half, and use half sheets. But I wouldn't print images individually because of the two step process of the paper.

Here is how it works: You create your design (I am fond of both Corel, and Photoshop), set up how you want the image to look (black and white images look the best, and have the clearest lines), decide on the size of the image, etc (usually best to run a test sheet of plain paper to make sure everything looks how you want it) then print onto the special tattoo paper. Then, they also give you a sheet of special medical adhesive. This is what makes it tattoo-able. You peel off the backing on the adhesive sheet, and stick it to the sheet you've printed on. The adhesive bonds to the ink. So then you pull off the sheet that the adhesive was stuck to (once you stick it on the printed paper, the adhesive comes off and sticks to the tattoo paper), put it face down on the rubber, wet the back, and the image sticks to the rubber, just like it would stick to your skin! I know that's a little confusing. Maybe I can get a photo tutorial up...

Does that make more sense? I don't quite understand your question about adjusting for spacing, but did the above explanation answer your questions?

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289619 by deniserows
Sep 29, 2008 6:32pm
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Foreheads...hhhmm really? i was thinkin'....never mind

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours! ;o)

HPL
*who was so totally dared to type that!*
Cheap Magnifier
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 29, 2008 7:29pm
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I was shopping at my local Harbor Freight Tools store tonight and came across a device that's intended to help you work on small stuff. It's a little stand with a couple of moveable/clampable clips to hold things, a cradle for a soldering iron, and a 3-1/2" diameter magnifying glass, 3X power. The whole thing was four bucks. At that rate, I just had to buy one. I'll try it out for carving -- which won't involve any of the other stuff hanging off of it -- but I also might eventually use it for working on tiny soldering repairs and the like!

When I get around to it, I'll post some pix, and then I'll report on how well it works for me. Of course, I don't have any other magnifier stand to compare it to; I've been using the reading glasses.
Other Magnifiers
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 29, 2008 7:34pm
Forgot to mention: At Harbor Freight Tools right next to the magnifier stand that I bought was a box of "loupes". They were really cheap, something like three bucks for a box of about five loupes of varying powers. Somebody on here said they carve with a loupe, but I think it'd drive me crazy. You certainly get a lot of magnification, though.
Re: Cheap Magnifier
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Reply to: #289688 by Kirbert
Sep 29, 2008 7:45pm
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Have you tried the head strap magnifier that I mentioned from Harbor freight for $10?

http://www.atlasquest.com/images/gallery/05/96/52296lg.jpg
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289634 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 9:07pm
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Someone else will have to try the inkjet paper. But I would imagine that the results would be the same.

After reading your post, I dug around in my file cabinet and found an unopened package of temporary tattoo paper for inkjet printers. Don't really remember why I originally bought it... it's been in the drawer for a few years. This one is made by International Paper and is called "Invent It! Body Sticker Tattoos".

It works the same way as you described. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.

~SB~
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289231 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 9:38pm
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Does this mean there will be a new 'sleazy fairy' box soon?

Spike
Best way to replace an eye?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sep 29, 2008 10:56pm
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Carved a stamp I would otherwise be happy with, but managed by slip of hand to carve away the eyeball. (Eeeeek!) Wondering what's the best medium to use to add a tiny dab of something to fill in what I hacked off? I was thinking of trying rubber cement. Anybody think this will work? Any other (better) ideas?

Thanks.

DAQ
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289749 by disheveledanimequeen
Sep 29, 2008 11:01pm
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Possibly use a round object to cut out an area containing the eye and the replace with a new piece the same size and recarve. Punch out the entire area and then use a backing material to hold the new piece.
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 11:09pm
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A whole bunch of people wandering trails with pictures of chenille chicks tattooed to their foreheads

I was thinking about the LnB event stamp made into one.

Shiloh
Re: Cheap Magnifier
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Reply to: #289696 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 30, 2008 12:23am
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Have you tried the head strap magnifier that I mentioned from Harbor freight for $10?

Nope.