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Old 09-22-2011, 05:27 AM   #2589
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Originally Posted by sc magnolia View Post
Me either, in fact I must have thrown the bottle of gamsol away. I didn't see it when I was re-arranging in my studio yesterday. I do still have my tortillions and I played around with baby oil a bit yesterday. It just feels weird to me. I guess because I have been using the colorless blender pencil for years. Recently I was looking at others' work using gamsol and the effect is kind of light, or pastel. I like it and began thinking I needed to change. Some very talented friends on Oriental Stamp Art helped me to see it is a style difference not a right or wrong type of thing. My pencil work is very vibrant, with deep rich colors and I guess that reflects my personality. My friends told me they like my pencil work and not to try and change to fit someone else's style. One pointed out that art is very individual and all about interpretation. I can't say it like she did, but I found it very profound. I have no idea how I got on this topic! lol
I agree wholeheartedly. With any medium I watch and learn from as many different teachers and styles as I possibly can then work out a process that is pleasing and fun for me. If a particular technique is frustrating for me to use and I don't like the results then what's the point?
Part of my frustration with coloring small details on stamps is going slightly over the black line. For me the OMS helps those black lines pop back out. It seems to happen to me no matter how careful I am. I've tried relining the stamp when I am done and I don't like the way that looks either. Any suggestions?
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