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by RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
what else can I try? Sending it to me! But in all seriousness, I don't prep the surface at all and I love the stuff. I don't mount. I use wintergreen oil to transfer my image from a laser printer. But I let it set and remove all excess oil and I u...
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
If it has a lot of solid areas, they will be slightly blotchy. I attribute this to the OZ not blowing as absorbant or flexible as the pink.
by RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
If it has a lot of solid areas, they will be slightly blotchy. That might be the difference. I find that most my images don't have much solid areas.
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
If it has a lot of solid areas, they will be slightly blotchy. It does seem the solid areas are the biggest problem. Some of them have very fine detail, and the blotchy just obliterates everything. What's the point of getting fine detail if it doesn't...
by FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I know what you mean. I think it shows fine detail well with negative carves, and will hold the negative lines. I think with any super fine positive lines, some will be obliterated by the ink. Bet to use an ink that isn't too thick. I like Versafin...
by tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Ah. that might be the problem. i don't use pigment inks. i use Stazon or dye inks with OZ and i don't get blotchiness. Could this be the solution?? ~tigs (who carves basically on OZ and nothing else)
by AiphidProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
If it has a lot of solid areas, they will be slightly blotchy. That's not necessarily the fault of the carving material.
by nosoxProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
My stamps are detailed and don't have large solid areas, but for what it's worth, if I'm having trouble I clean the stamp, ink it up with Stazon, and don't stamp it, just let the ink dry on the stamp. I find it makes the surface a little more tacky an...
by RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
That's not necessarily the fault of the carving material. Yes, that is my biggest problem is making a good impression! No really, I often find it difficult to stamp my impressions well.
by RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Love the new siggy stamp pic. You always have the most awesome image up there!!
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
the solid areas are the biggest problem. Some of them have very fine detail, I'm not really sure what you mean by it being solid areas that have fine detail. Is it a negative image?
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
There are big solid areas with just a few very fine lines gouged out of them, to create a little form.
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
There are big solid areas with just a few very fine lines gouged out of them So it sounds like you have a negative image and the ink is filling in the lines. Can you make the lines deeper?
by RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
There are big solid areas with just a few very fine lines gouged out of them, to create a little form. Is a pic possible?
by Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sometimes all that's left is weeping. Last night, I could NOT get an image in the stamp logbook for the box I was making w/out blotchiness and gaps from the OZ. I was using versa-fine black ink, so this should have been a no-brainer. Finally resort...
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
And therefore when the image will have lots of solid areas, I'll choose a different carving material.
by tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Finally resorted to better paper, swearing, and. . . i often find that resorting to swearing improves a number of things. . . and i think i do the acetone wipedown, too, come to think of it, as part of the image transfer. So that might be part of the...
by Eli and JoeProfileContactLogbookNote
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Sand it vigorously. Honestly.
by WiseOldOwlProfileContactLogbookNote
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Sand it vigorously. Honestly. Yup. Just don't scrub it vigorously with acetone.
by The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
i often find that resorting to swearing improves a number of things. . . You swear??!!
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I could do a pic, but don't want to post a spoiler for an upcoming event. Versafine wins. It's my juiciest ink pad and made the best image. I don't have staz-on, so can't test that. Eli, maybe there'll be a little time on Saturday for a mini-tutorial.
by tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! oh no, not me! never. you of all people should know that indelicacies have never left my lily white mouth. ~tigs (did i say that with a straight face? was there a twitch?)
by Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I found it hard to control my tools in this hard material, so curved lines are wiggly Sharpen your tools. I had to push my gouges and knifes through OZ, slipping some times. Then I sharpened them and my tools glide through very easily. You'll get sm...
by bluebirdloverProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I had to push my gouges and knifes through OZ, slipping some times. I don't own OZ yet, so I can not attest to anything, but I thought *someone* had posted about using oil (maybe coconut oil) to assist the gouge in a smooth clean cut. Then the stamp wa...
by WendyProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I know how amazingly detailed your marvelous stamps are.... cannot wait to see it this weekend! Wendy
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Sharpen your tools. Yeah, my tools are less than ideal. I really need to send a package to Kirbert.
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I don't own OZ yet Susan, would you like me to send you a piece? I am pretty sure this is not going to be my material of choice.
by artTrekkerProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Thanks, Wendy, a high compliment coming from you. Look forward to seeing you!
by momskieProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
I would love to be a part of the mini tutorial if time allows on Saturday
by KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Moi? Based on some of the tools I've been getting for sharpening, some of you guys are waiting too long! I can't see how some of these have been used!