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Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rachelrose
It's so interesting that this thread popped up...

It's so interesting that this thread popped up here when it did, because I struggle with all sorts of unbelievably idiotic stuff around my creativity - like whether it has Meaning, or of what Value...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-04-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rachelrose
Oh, Beth, you see right through me! Yes, I am...

Oh, Beth, you see right through me! Yes, I am brutally hard on myself creatively.

I have other more "serious" creative pursuits in my life and always have. Over those I feel that any deep angst I...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 03-03-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rachelrose
I have embarked on a kind of test for myself. I...

I have embarked on a kind of test for myself. I have put away everything, and then condensed it all on the shelving in my studio. All my stuff is there, but I can't walk in and just working without a...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 02-27-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rachelrose
maslex, I wish I knew the answer to your...

maslex, I wish I knew the answer to your question. I am where you are. I ask myself "What if someone broke in and stole all my crafting supplies tonight? After the initial shock wore off, would I...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Rachelrose
Actually, I have since realized that leakage into...

Actually, I have since realized that leakage into the "moat" is normal. I starting keeping an eagle eye out when I watched anyone using Archival on YouTube, and I noticed that most of the pads were...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-11-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Rachelrose
Scrapjanny, I did press that a bit hard, didn't...

Scrapjanny, I did press that a bit hard, didn't I. Had a moment there. Got to stop watching the news and calm down ;)!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-10-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Rachelrose
My mother in law, who was a wonderful...

My mother in law, who was a wonderful found-object artist, used to say “Perfection prevents possibility.”
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Rachelrose
For small dies I only crank an inch or two in and...

For small dies I only crank an inch or two in and then reverse. On both my Big Shot and Vagabond. There’s no need for the platform to go all the way through.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-10-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Rachelrose
Yes, I did suggest the OP look at the Gemini,...

Yes, I did suggest the OP look at the Gemini, with which I personally have no eperience. So I don't know how it does what it says it does, or whether however it does it will, like any roller machine,...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-10-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Rachelrose
There is no perfect tool that will do everything...

There is no perfect tool that will do everything exactly right every single time, there are too many variables. Yes, there are defective dies, but more often than not it is a matter of shimming, or...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Rachelrose
It seems to depend. I have both a manual and...

It seems to depend. I have both a manual and electric, and while I have never done a comparison head to head with a single die, I can tell you that I sometimes need to shim both when I cut intricate...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-01-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,307
Posted By Rachelrose
Is regular Versafine as transparent? I am...

Is regular Versafine as transparent? I am thinking no.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-01-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,307
Posted By Rachelrose
At last, a satisfying explanation of the drying...

At last, a satisfying explanation of the drying time/embossing thing. Have to wonder whether/why the original line will continue to be around.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-30-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Rachelrose
Sounds very cozy!

Sounds very cozy!
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-30-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Rachelrose
There are lots of people here who are PTI fans. I...

There are lots of people here who are PTI fans. I use their cardstock almost exclusively. They recently had a restructuring, when Nichole Heady stepped down, so I will be interested to watch their...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-30-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Rachelrose
I think needing to put those 12' baseboards on...

I think needing to put those 12' baseboards on the living room (lounge) floor was the accident waiting to happen! I know what it's like in those old houses, where the rooms are small. I've owned and...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Rachelrose
I agree with Shaz - check with your doctor as to...

I agree with Shaz - check with your doctor as to whether using the arm to the point of soreness is going to set you back. You wouldn't want that.

Shaz - all I have to say to you is that you...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rachelrose
Tim Holtz was asked about this in a webinar I...

Tim Holtz was asked about this in a webinar I watched and he said that when he felt like he was out of ideas or had no mojo, he went into his studio and just did something. He did not go into it with...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Rachelrose
I use mine all the time. To make ribbon pleats,...

I use mine all the time. To make ribbon pleats, iron seam binding before I make bows, iron clear embossing powder off when I do batik BGs. I just do it on my craft mat. So it's not like I don't use...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Rachelrose
The thing is, I have a nice little craft iron....

The thing is, I have a nice little craft iron. Duh.

Classic case of coulda-woulda-shoulda.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-29-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By Rachelrose
If you can't get it clean, get a new one and...

If you can't get it clean, get a new one and consider that brayer a texture tool. It probably puts down an interesting pattern. ;)!
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-29-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Rachelrose
This particular BG I weighted down until it was...

This particular BG I weighted down until it was dry, then diecut. A Kraft paper Gelli print on a cardstock base, adhered with soft matte gel medium and weighted until dry. Still, it curled up...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 01-28-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 53,741
Posted By Rachelrose
Well, Mary, if the Tiny Tim isn’t tiny enough you...

Well, Mary, if the Tiny Tim isn’t tiny enough you can wait for the keychain version. ;)!
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-28-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Rachelrose
Yes, if I gesso or paint the front of even a...

Yes, if I gesso or paint the front of even a heavy tag, I have to gesso the back or it curves and won't lie flat. Something about the water in the paint or gesso. No different than doing a Distress...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Rachelrose
Both of these ideas will be filed in my brain to...

Both of these ideas will be filed in my brain to try next time I have a warped cardfront before I go any further with it, but neither can be done to the card I just made. I'm going to weight this...
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