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by ElectricMedicProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
OK, so I tried this technique earlier. What I have found is that once the tattoo has dried, if your blade is not RAZOR sharp, the image will crumble. How has it worked for you? Do you keep the image damp while carving? EM
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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Now, Kirbert, your next assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write Michael's and convince them to carry Speedy-Carve as well. :-) Because I failed so miserably on that last assignment?
by knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
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No, silly, you got a real response from a real human being! They had a valid response for not ceasing production; now you have to let Michael's know that letterboxers have the same rights as students and "fine artists". That fine art bit sort of burne...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
That fine art bit sort of burned my shorts. I've seen some letterbox stamps that qualify! I'm still trying to figure out what it meant. Are "fine artists" using that cr@p for something besides stamp carving?
by SandiBoxProfileContactLogbookNote
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Speedy-Cut tends to be used more in schools under direction of teachers True, true. SoccerChik's high school art class used it recently for "block carving". She brought it home so she could use our carving tools instead of the school's... and complai...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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SoccerChik's high school art class used it recently for "block carving". She brought it home so she could use our carving tools instead of the school's... and complained the entire time about what lousy material it is! That was the point of the letter...
by Suzy LouProfileContactLogbookNote
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I've never heard of this before, but we're using it in art class for block printing. Has anyone ever used it? How is it? Good? Bad? Ugly?
by BobguymanProfileContactLogbookNote
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Hmm... Is it grayish? If so, it's what my class used =) If not, I have never heard of it... ~BOB~
by Suzy LouProfileContactLogbookNote
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It's this sort of grayish whitish color. I think Nasco makes it.
by BobguymanProfileContactLogbookNote
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Hmmm.... grayish white? I don't know if that's the stuff I used or not... ~BOB~
by ScarabProfileContactLogbookNote
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How interesting to hear that Speedball is actually aware of letterboxing.
by Suzy LouProfileContactLogbookNote
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It's thick enough to carve on both sides.
by BobguymanProfileContactLogbookNote
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To answer your question, Baquash, I plan to make it into four separate sets of cards =) They'd all go together to each person that I trade them with... =) ~BOB~
by BobguymanProfileContactLogbookNote
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This is what I'm going to try to carve... I'm going to try to challenge myself largely because that is the only way to get better! My hopes for myself are now raised from what they used to be and I am expecting much more out of myself =) So, hopefully...
by nrgkatProfileContactLogbookNote
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OOoooOOooo! That's gorgeous!
by Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
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My goodness Bob I could not imagine taking that on....Good Luck friend!!! GG
by terrioProfileContactLogbookNote
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This is what I'm going to try to carve... Good luck on that one BOB! You can do it! Terrio
by knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
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Are "fine artists" using that cr@p for something besides stamp carving? Doorstops maybe???? Or draft cheaters under the edge of the doors? I'm sure it has stellar insulation qualities. Knit Wit
by knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
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Speedball is actually aware of letterboxing. Actually, at some odd moment within the last six months I was in Michaels and actually found a Speedy-CARVE starter pack. (I think the manager messed up with the order.) I'd never seen one packaged this way...
by terrioProfileContactLogbookNote
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What if all of us--every time we went to Micheal's--asked for Speedy-carve? If enough people in enough states asked maybe they would cave to the pressure? It is a national chain and instead of complaining here...maybe we should complain where it coun...
by Road JunkiesProfileContactLogbookNote
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I've carved under 20 stamps, 15 of which were negative and once I starting carving positive a whole new world opened up with endless possibilities. Ths image you posted is stunning! For someone with no artistic talent or training, can you please expla...
by BobguymanProfileContactLogbookNote
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Sorry, Baqash... I keep forgetting that. I'm just so used to sticking a "U" after a "Q"... ~BOB~
by Road JunkiesProfileContactLogbookNote
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As a retired elementary educator, I think what you're doing is fabulous! I'm very sure that the teacher would be more than willing for you to come to the classroom and coordinate this activity one day during the last week before holiday break. Mayb...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Hmm... Is it grayish? If so, it's what my class used =) Careful. There are several gray products out there. I've tried at least two, both of which were so bad I wouldn't wish them on a class of students. AFAIK, there's only one "pink stuff" (by two...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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I think Nasco makes it. Nasco offers at least two products. Their Softoleum is gray (no whitish about it) and it's awful. I haven't tried their other stuff, I think it's called Safety Kut and I understood it was white, and we've had a couple of repor...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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Actually, at some odd moment within the last six months I was in Michaels and actually found a Speedy-CARVE starter pack. (I think the manager messed up with the order.) No, they regularly carry the starter pack. So, if you're willing to pay for a woo...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
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What if all of us--every time we went to Micheal's--asked for Speedy-carve? It would make no difference at all. The days when stores listened to customers' requests are long gone; the person you ask won't even know who to forward the request to. All...
by Suzy LouProfileContactLogbookNote
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Okay, I thought Nasco made it, but they don't. Here's a picture: http://www.dickblick.com/zz404/01/
by Eeny Meany Miney MoeProfileContactLogbookNote
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It might not make a big difference to Michaels, a big chain. But it will matter to a small mom/pop store trying to keep your business. Of course, the response I got when I requested MasterCarve was for a bulk order... she just couldn't afford to stoc...
by Tucson TricksterProfileContactLogbookNote
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if we had the email address we could All email and request Speedy Carve!