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What do you want to know about carving stamps?
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Nov 7, 2019 5:00am
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I love carving stamps and like finding ways to make as much detail as possible in my stamps. I've just started a YouTube channel called a Inky Fingered Knits where I make videos showing myself carving stamps. I'd like to make some how to videos on how to carve stamps, but at this point carving stamps is easy for me and so I don't know what questions people would have about it. What do you want to know about how to carve a stamp and how can I make the video interestinf for you?
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 5:21am
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I've heard to think of carving lettering as just another image, instead of thinking of it as letters. But do you have any practical tips about how to better accomplish this? I think this is a subject a lot of us would be interested in.
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Reply to: #980904 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 7, 2019 5:28am
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That could be very interesting. Starting with larger fonts and then moving down to smaller fonts and how to get the details in things like the lowercase letter A so that the letter looks like the letter when you're done carving. Thank you! I will definitely use this idea.
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 5:39am
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It am not sure what tools you use, yet I would like to be able to learn how people use an exacto knife to carve.
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 5:56am
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Which circumstances for each tool,
Basic Transferring of images,
Where is it best to begin the carve or does it matter.
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 6:14am
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I agree about learning how to best carve lettering. And also eyes, or facial features. I would also like to learn more about carving with an exacto or a big needle.
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Reply to: #980904 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 7, 2019 7:37am
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There's a reason that I use Comic Sans in all my letter carving.
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 8:12am
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I would love to see how you do cross-hatching and shading.
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Reply to: #980902 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 9:45am
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Shading on faces.
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Reply to: #980909 by BinoBoxer
Nov 7, 2019 10:00am
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Definitely can help with that. I only know one transfer method, but I could try out others. As for where to start carving? The details in the middle, but I can explain why in a video. Thank you!
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Reply to: #980914 by RIclimber
Nov 7, 2019 10:01am
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Haha Comic Sans is easier to carve. But other fonts are possible too. Thank you!
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Reply to: #980922 by Topcollector
Nov 7, 2019 10:03am
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Faces are hard, but I know an expert!
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Reply to: #980911 by Bama Beach Bum
Nov 7, 2019 10:06am
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I've never tried carving with an exacto or big needle, but I could try it out!
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Reply to: #980925 by Knits
Nov 7, 2019 12:56pm
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particularly with faces, or any image based on stock/photo, my experience is that by far the most important consideration influencing the quality of the eventual carve is the tool used to *render* that image from 'analog' to 'binary' (e.g., pure black & white).