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Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
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
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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.
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289750 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 30, 2008 3:54am
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I once repaired a similar slip-up with a tiny dab of superglue.

Goodluck

Ki
Spiralseekers
Re: Best way to replace an eye? (great round object)
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Reply to: #289750 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 30, 2008 5:02am
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use a round object to cut out an area containing the eye and the replace with a new piece the same size and recarve

I was given a biopsy punch once (unused). These are very sharp and punch perfect circles about 5mm in diameter. I don't use it much, but I think it would be perfect for this.

Mama Cache
Re: Best way to replace an eye? (great round object)
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Reply to: #289785 by Mama Cache
Sep 30, 2008 7:10am
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Oh! A bi-bop-sy!
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289616 by ElectricMedic
Sep 30, 2008 8:30am
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if you create your design, then print onto the paper, what do you do with the rest of the paper?

I've been pondering this too. I've no idea if it will actually work, but I have a theory that goes like this:
Print a trial image on a sheet of paper.
Cut a piece of the tattoo paper that's big enough to cover the image.
Take that cut piece and tape it over the printed image, using tape perhaps, but taking care not to tape over areas that will be printed on.
Run this modified paper through the printer again.

Again, no idea of this will work, but it's an idea.
LunaSea
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289749 by disheveledanimequeen
Sep 30, 2008 9:47am
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Carved a stamp I would otherwise be happy with, but managed by slip of hand to carve away the eyeball.

I've had similar things happen several times, and I've tried several repair methods. A couple of them were successful enough that the stamps are out there, but none has been entirely satisfactory.

Here's what I'm thinking of trying next time: I'm going to fashion myself a tool made from a short piece of tubing. Sharpen up the ends by filing a bevel around the inside edge on one end and around the outside edge on the other end. Thus, both ends can be used to punch a round hole in rubber and remove a plug, but using one end will result in a slightly larger plug than the other end.

Using the end that's bevelled on the outside edge, and therefore will make a smaller hole, I'd punch it all the way through the stamp, making a clean hole all the way through the 1/4" thick rubber. Then I'd pull the punch back out and use a rod that fits neatly in the center of the tube to drive this plug of rubber out and throw it away.

Then use the end with the bevel cut around the inside edge to punch a hole in a spare piece of rubber. Then flip the tube over and push the end with the bevel around the outside edge back into the hole in the stamp. With it in place -- and the stamp sitting on a flat surface -- I'd use that rod to push the plug through the tube and hold it against the flat surface while I pull the tube out. That should leave the new plug snugly fit into the stamp, since the new plug is a tiny bit larger than the hole.

Of course, you still need to recarve the surface of the plug you just installed. And that may mean you need to get an image printed on it, which could be tough.

There's also the disadvantage that the plug will be circular, which may not be ideal for some repairs. You could always make a larger circle to catch everything you need to redo, but it won't take long before it's easier to just toss that stamp and start over.
Re: Transfer Technique
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #289844 by LunaSea
Sep 30, 2008 9:50am
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Print a trial image on a sheet of paper.
Cut a piece of the tattoo paper that's big enough to cover the image.
Take that cut piece and tape it over the printed image, using tape perhaps, but taking care not to tape over areas that will be printed on.
Run this modified paper through the printer again.

We use this method all the time to print on shaped papers and card stock pieces. No reason it wouldn't work with this product as well. Bear in mind that you have a higher risk of jamming the printer, so know how to get it unstuck if it happens.

Tee
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289897 by Shadohart
Sep 30, 2008 9:53am
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A little further experimentation has revealed that a light dusting of baby powder will get rid of the sticky feeling on the rubber after you transfer the tattoo.

~RW
Re: Best way to replace an eye? (great round object)
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Reply to: #289821 by Fluffy Cow
Sep 30, 2008 11:05am
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You don't eat meat?! No meat?!?

That's okay. I'll make lamb!

KuKu
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289894 by Kirbert
Sep 30, 2008 11:17am
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Here's what I'm thinking of trying next time: I'm going to fashion myself a tool made from a short piece of tubing...

This is ingenious! I'm wondering if "pipe dope" or even superglue could meld the two pieces of rubber together, then a plug of the same size could be used and glued into place.
KV
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289749 by disheveledanimequeen
Sep 30, 2008 11:18am
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Wow, I really got the wrong message just looking at the title!

Forgoodnesssakes get off the internet and get to the emergency room!!! LOL

-Odd Owl
(straitend out now)
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289924 by Sheep Thrills
Sep 30, 2008 11:22am
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I'm wondering if "pipe dope" or even superglue could meld the two pieces of rubber together, then a plug of the same size could be used and glued into place.

I think glue should be avoided if possible. Every time I've tried to use glue for this kinda job, it's been a mess -- and threatens to mess up the image itself. Of course, if the plug goes all the way through the rubber as described, then gluing the entire stamp onto a backing should hold the plug in place.
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289926 by Odd Owl
Sep 30, 2008 12:21pm
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Wow, I really got the wrong message just looking at the title!

Forgoodnesssakes get off the internet and get to the emergency room!!! LOL

I agree about getting the wrong message. Especially since my husband has a prosthetic eye.

Silva Foot Family
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289770 by spiralseekers
Sep 30, 2008 6:28pm
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A tiny dab of superglue? I like the simplicity of that idea, if it works!

:)

Thanks, Spiralseekers.
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289750 by Pioneer Spirit
Sep 30, 2008 6:31pm
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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.

Hmmm....that might work. The eye itself isn't round, as it's a human eye and very small, but it's possible that I could do the same thing nonetheless, following the general idea.
Re: Best way to replace an eye? (great round object)
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Reply to: #289785 by Mama Cache
Sep 30, 2008 6:33pm
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Wow. A biopsy punch! That really looks like it *could* come in handy for stamp carving purposes! Who'd have guessed?

DAQ
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289894 by Kirbert
Sep 30, 2008 6:40pm
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I agree that this idea is ingenious! And I may well attempt to execute the concept of a replacement plug for the entire eye area (which isn't round and thus tubular objects unfortunately won't be much help) and then re-carve the part I've replaced, however, as you said...

it won't take long before it's easier to just toss that stamp and start over,

...so I might just start with dab of superglue and see how that goes!

Thank you for a well considered response with detailed instructions! I do very much appreciate it!

DAQ
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289926 by Odd Owl
Sep 30, 2008 6:44pm
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Oh dear me!!!!! Oh dear!!! ((That would most certainly be a terrible carving mistake!))

Right funny Odd Owl you are.

DAQ
Re: Best way to replace an eye?
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Reply to: #289957 by Silva Foot Family
Sep 30, 2008 6:46pm
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I'll try to be more careful in how I word things!

((Daresay I got your attention?))

Disheveled I am, yes.

DAQ