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Christmas stamps
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Oct 16, 2013 7:56pm
Hello
I'm in need of some good and generous carvers that can donate some stamps for a Christmas event that I will hosting on December 14th 2013.
If any one can help please let me know.
These are some ideas but if you have one please share with me. :-)

Snowman
Santa Claus
Reindeer
Snowflakes
Christmas Tree
Candy Cane
Merry Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Angels
Sled
Christmas Lights
Star
Christmas Wreath
Christmas Ornaments
Bells
Doves
Gifts
Mistletoe
Poinsettias
Christmas Stocking
Holly Tree
Icicles
Tinse
Nativity Scene
Three Wise Men

If you want to donate me a stamp let me know and I will send you my address.
Thank you very much

Treasurehonas
Re: First Carve!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810679 by 3Daydreamers
Oct 17, 2013 11:45am
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Congrats! But be careful. It's HIGHLY addictive!!
Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Oct 19, 2013 7:23pm
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I was looking at all the stuff you can transfer images onto with mod podge. Tshirts, bags, candles, wood, all kinds of stuff.

Has anyone tried using mod podge to transfer images onto carving material? If so, how did it turn out?

=(^._.^)=
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811300 by Catchow
Oct 19, 2013 8:39pm
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I was looking at all the stuff you can transfer images onto with mod podge.

What about Silly Putty? I remember people using it to pick up images. Could it be used to transfer to carving material? It would have to be done very delicately because of stretching, but it it possible?
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811300 by Catchow
Oct 19, 2013 9:06pm
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I haven't tried Mod podge or Gel medium for transfer, but I recently tried TAP (transfer artistic paper) to transfer a colored marker drawing. I did not try it on carving material, but I will give it a try tomorrow and report back. It is EXPENSIVE, but it might be great for certain applications. Mainly it was the transfer of my own marker drawing to a t-shirt, that I was interested in.

TAP:
http://www.amazon.com/Lesley-Rileys-Transfer-Artist-5-Sheet/dp/1607052539
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811321 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 19, 2013 9:48pm
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It would have to be done very delicately because of stretching, but it it possible?

Perhaps the stretching could be put to a creative use!
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811323 by FloridaFour
Oct 19, 2013 10:16pm
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Yeowch! That paper IS expensive.
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811323 by FloridaFour
Oct 20, 2013 2:58am
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Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811341 by Team Awesome Pants
Oct 20, 2013 3:24am
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TAP

You just knew I would fall for that, didn't you???? LOL

Fyi everyone, TAP sent me an LTC package once, and it had a little square of paper that said TAP on it, and my daughter who was about six at the time, was tapping on it, and saying, "It says "TAP", and I'm tapping and nothing is happening!" So funny.
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811321 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 20, 2013 3:58am
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If you used Silly Putty, you'd actually be transferring twice. Your carved image would be backward.
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811341 by Team Awesome Pants
Oct 20, 2013 4:13am
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TAP TAP TAP
TAP T A P T A P
TAP TAP TAP

Finally, someone stops by to rescue me from this profile!
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811323 by FloridaFour
Oct 20, 2013 5:45am
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Maybe I'll pick up some photo transfer mod modge tonight and see how it goes. Takes 24 hours to dry, but I'll let you all know if it works!

=(^._.^)=
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811341 by Team Awesome Pants
Oct 20, 2013 10:14am
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TAP

Why did it send me to my profile?
Re: First Carve!
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #810930 by Raven
Oct 21, 2013 1:29pm
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Too late... ; )
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811403 by artTrekker
Oct 22, 2013 12:07pm
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No, it sent me to my profile!
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #811896 by paper trail
Oct 22, 2013 9:11pm
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Well, obviously there's something we're missing...
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #811341 by Team Awesome Pants
Oct 22, 2013 10:45pm
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Re: Mod Podge Transfer
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Reply to: #812007 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 23, 2013 3:01am
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Finally, the other shoe drops!
Re: Mod Podge Transfer
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #812017 by Team Awesome Pants
Oct 23, 2013 5:57am
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Hee Hee Hee, LOL, I almost didn't fall for that one, glad I did :)
seasonal carving
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Oct 25, 2013 9:20pm
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Sorry for the stretch of topic, but these are some of the best I've seen:

insane and brilliant carved pumpkins

aT, who thought she kinda knew how to use a knife, and now knows better
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 25, 2013 10:38pm
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That is some seriously wonderful talent. Everyone should go see those pumpkins.
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 12:40am
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Wow. Those are beyond amazing. How do they keep them from rotting? Freeze them or something? Because I can't imagine how long it took to do all of those. So do they have another job? Or do they literally carve to live?

Jeez, make me want to attempt one! (Someday)
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 5:31am
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Agreed, amazing & that is the aspect that has always mystified me about pumpkin carvings - here today & gone tomorrow - even more so then our carvings. All that incredibly detailed work gone in a few days, denigrated almost.
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 5:44am
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Wow! Those are amazing! I wonder how long it takes to carve one?
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 6:17am
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I just went to an event at a place that also shows 5,000 carvings. This was my favorite
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1391703_10151898104208770_219173616_n.jpg
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812438 by FloridaFour
Oct 26, 2013 7:31am
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So do they have another job? Or do they literally carve to live?

"For at least three months each Fall, pumpkin carvers Marc Evan and Chris Soria, of New York City, relinquish their illustrator occupations to carve fantastical pumpkins full-time to become the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers."

Sick right? I don't even think I could do one of those now simple looking ones by Martha Stewart at the end there!
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812453 by bluebirdlover
Oct 26, 2013 7:49am
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All that incredibly detailed work gone in a few days, denigrated almost.

If you think that those are transitory, you should see sand sculpting. At least with a pumpkin you can reach the whole thing. With sand sculptures as big as they make them you would have to work from the center outward. And there is no way you can take it home afterwards.
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812471 by Raven
Oct 26, 2013 7:54am
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So do they have another job? Or do they literally carve to live?

Doesn't that sound like a bad-ass letterboxing motorcycle gang? Carve to Live, Live to Carve. Only they sport CamelBaks and WWIN patches. Picture that.
Re: seasonal carving
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Reply to: #812419 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 12:35pm
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I think #10 is my favorite =D
Re: seasonal carving
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #812438 by FloridaFour
Oct 26, 2013 6:55pm
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How do they keep them from rotting?

I saw a post of FB (but didn't save it or pay much attention to it, for that matter; I don't carve jack o'lanterns anymore) about using a bleach and water soak to preserve them and they would last for 2 to 3 months.