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mamaedgar
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2008 07:25:15 AM »

ooooh i love them!  the turtle, monkey girl and the girl on the bike are my favorites for sure!  what did you use for carving material?  you should join the handmade rubber stamp swap!  i am just getting back into lino carving after a few months off .... great inspiration!
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2008 10:14:20 AM »

Thanks again everyone for all of the positive feedback!
ooooh i love them!  the turtle, monkey girl and the girl on the bike are my favorites for sure!  what did you use for carving material?  you should join the handmade rubber stamp swap!  i am just getting back into lino carving after a few months off .... great inspiration!

I carve on linoleum.  And I actually prefer that ghetto unlabeled gray kind to speedball brand.  It's a little bit harder, which makes it more difficult to carve, but better for capturing details.  I tried out the speedy carve stuff, and I HATED that. . . it's so soft that I felt like I had no control.

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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2008 10:22:44 AM »

Wow! You are such an artist! You have to sell these. Why not start on etsy? All I know is I need to buy them now.
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2008 11:02:20 AM »

they are fantabulous!
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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2008 11:19:13 AM »

This are so awesome! I love all of them. Esp. the girl with a cat hat.
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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2008 11:32:55 AM »

I really like the simple and whimiscal nature of the art. You should have no problem selling these!
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mamaedgar
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2008 06:56:36 PM »

I carve on linoleum.  And I actually prefer that ghetto unlabeled gray kind to speedball brand.  It's a little bit harder, which makes it more difficult to carve, but better for capturing details.  I tried out the speedy carve stuff, and I HATED that. . . it's so soft that I felt like I had no control.



oh i LOVE the speedy carve stuff. it's like carving melted butter, but i know it's a personal prefrence and it really depends on how you want your end result to appear!  i will have to try out the grey stuff again, it does give nice results!
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2008 08:48:00 PM »

Is there a trick for small detail with the speedy stuff?  I had such a hard time trying to work small with it, which is why I prefer the old-fashioned linoleum.
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2008 01:09:54 PM »

Is there a trick for small detail with the speedy stuff?  I had such a hard time trying to work small with it, which is why I prefer the old-fashioned linoleum.

for fine detail i use the smalest "V" blade that speedball makes and just go in really lightly.  the nice thing about the speedy cut is that you can really control the depth at which you carve, so you can make the texture and lines quite varied!  i checked out your websiste btw, love those ribbons you make!
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GhostAcademy
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2008 01:43:26 AM »

Thanks, mamaedgar!

Maybe I'll give the speedy cut stuff another go.
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