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Re: New Material Thickness (and Logistics) Question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #957387 by Wise Wanderer
Mar 1, 2018 1:18am
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I think mounting foam under the material while you carve, would allow too much "give" as you use pressure with your tools.

That's the way I have always carved! In fact, recently I had to resort to carving before mounting for the first time because the Seed material is translucent and having it mounted on black foam makes it too difficult to see the image.
Re: New Material Thickness (and Logistics) Question
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #957403 by Kirbert
Mar 1, 2018 6:11am
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I agree Kirbert. I find some issues with carving, especially on pink, are solved when you mount the material. The reduced flex of the material lets you adjust tinier details better than when it is unmounted.

The difference of opinions on this may be the result of tabletop carving vs. hand held carving. I am a handheld carver so when I mount it, it has less give. When a tabletop carver mounts on foam and puts it on a table it has more give that the table alone would have.