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by twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I found using a lighted magnifying glass has helped me with getting thinner lines..
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I think it depends on the style of carves. Mine are pretty detailed, and they are mostly pencil transferred images of my own drawings...... BUT, I just use the pencil marks as a guide. But if I need to make exact lines, then yes, I draw in ink, uploa...
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... I agree with you. But I think there are people who are artistic and are adept at improvising, whereas I am a needs-to-cut-along-the-dotted-lines kind of person. More skill than artistry. Jealous of those types.
by Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Here is a thread about the transfer method (Erasable Bond paper) I use. Before that though, I did pencil transfers with a very fine lead mechanical pencil and also got great results. Go get a magnifier! I got mine at Michaels with a coupon and it was v...
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Crap. That must be my problem!! I can't seem to give up the improvising!
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
This thread relates to something I need advice on. I recently started carving using pink stuff and Speedball gouges. My challenge seems to be getting the lines deep enough the first time so that I don't have to go back over them because when I go bac...
by Lovebirds-NCProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Here are some great carving tips from nosox that I had bookmarked. The first one is so true - make your first cut your best cut!
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I think this is a material defect of the pink stuff. I only noticed this problem after the formula was changed and shortly thereafter other folks on the boards starting complaining about it. Up until that time, my only experience had been with pink,...
by Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... I agree with this - the pink, even the good pink, is too soft to go back over a thin edge. OZ is just enough firmer that I can shave really tiny edges from an already carved area. Of course, this assumes your gouges are nice and sharp!!
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... I agree with you but mine haven't gotten enough use yet to be dulled...LOL CTEE
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Oz is definitely easier to go back and change lines. I do it constantly. And I agree with you, on the pink, it is hard. Sometimes I have to use a craft knife or the edge of my biggest gouge, to shave already carved lines. I use OZ for the carves I...
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... So is an exacto knife the same as a craft knife? I recently watched a knife carver and tried the technique of cutting along the edge of a line and then making an angled cut next to it to remove the material but I really can't see the first line I...
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... I wouldn't call white Speedy Carve quite craptastic, but it is pretty funky (kinda crumbly), and you will have more trouble getting the fine lines you are after with it than either good pink or OZ. I am happy with Speedy Carve's longevity, though....
by CTEagleEyeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Good to know. Might make good practice pieces though. ... I have heard of doing that for transfers from parchment paper to keep them from smearing but never thought of it for pencil transfers. It does make sense that the contrasting colors would...
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... umm, yeah, ew. Everything you need to see.
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Perhaps that's what's been putting Cyclonic off about your boxes!
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Ha! You wouldn't believe the condition of some of the brand new gouges I have seen!
by MajicalProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
When I first saw this I thought you were looking for tips on how to twerk like Miley Cyrus! I then realized that she had blurred lines.... You were asking about thin lines. Wrong kind of lines.... My bad ;)
by GirlguidesProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... THAT was Speedy Carve?!! I'll say it held up, and with amazing detail and thin lines. Stunning carves.
by chili pepperProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Hmmm...I think i resemble that remark. If you carefully bend the stamp after the first cut, you can see the first line. This was easily done on the old pink, but the new stuff may break if you overdo it. Also, wear 3X reading glasses even if they...
by lettersandscienceProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Ah, the white "stuff"...we bought that once because it was cheaper. In this case, we got what we paid for. Super crumbly and difficult to make intricate cuts on. One thing that we found did help when finer carving had to happen was putting it in th...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... The secret there is to be carving orange PZ Kut. The translucent orange color lights up like a light bulb when it's sliced. The good pink stuff does, too, to a much smaller but still workable extent. ... Well, as a knife carver of considerable e...
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Kirbert, why even bring it up? We may be only dreaming. "Jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, but never jam today."
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Without dreaming, I'd be tempted to give up this pastime for good. Carving OZ is certainly not my idea of fun. If something better doesn't come along soon, I'm probably going to have to take up knitting or bridge.
by WebfootProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Oh, sure! Guilt the puffin - go ahead! ;-) Webfoot (who is working on a new set of orange samples...)
by turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... Oh how I missed the orange
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
No!! I didn't mean to guilt the puffin!! Really I didn't! I'm just trying not to get my hopes up or live in the past. I know you are working diligently and spending money trying to make us all happy. I just think someone new has to learn to work with w...
by WebfootProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... I was teasing! Besides, the puffin is feeling impatient with the process, right along with everyone else! LOL! All the best!! Webfoot
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
You know my address!
by dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
... If you need testers, count me in. :) dp