Post by berneart76 on Feb 16, 2015 22:14:12 GMT -9
I think I might have one of those around the house, but I've also been using harness needles from my leather sewing tools, they have a blunt tip since they are designed to go through pre-pierced holes in thicker leathers.
you can also try using such a thing in your silhouette: www.amychomas.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9 I found out that it gives better result on 90° folds if you emboss the backside of the paper and put some spare foamcore under it to give the surface some elasticity
I've found an amazing tool for "no cut" scoring - especially useful for fold-creasing glossy photo papers. No penetration, but nice clean thin embossed line:
The Kemper Tools DBSS aka Double Ball Stylus Small
You know, you actually made some of the rustier cogs turn in a dusty part of my memory: My dad used to have some tools lying around when I was a kid inthe 70's, which he never used (although we kids weren't allowed to touch them). They resembled pens, looking much like the stylus pen in your pic, but instead of the ball points, there was little wheels at the ends (the different pens had different wheel sizes and patterns). Now, my dad doesn't remember this at all! He thinks I'm remeberring wrong and it was my grampa's (he was a decorator). But my sister, my mom and myself are all certain that it was something my dad had lying around. Now, my dad was originally a building engineer, so it's possible it was some kind of drawing tool for that trade. But he also did some hobby publishing using spirit duplicator, and I have a feeling that these 'wheel pens' were meant for working with 'spirit master' paper. They looked a bit like tiny vellum wheel styluses, but without the little spikes.
Now, the reason I write this is, that I think these would be ideal for no cut scoring. Problem is - my dad has probably gotten rid of these babies. And since he doesn't remember/knock what the heck I'm talking about, I have no idea what to look for, if I want to pick up some antique ones. So, given that there's a lot of graphic artists hanging around this great forum with knowledge of terms and tools of your trade (and some of you being distinguished ex-spring chickens like myself ), I was hoping one of you might have an idea what I'm talking about, and maybe even know the name of these old school tools?
Post by Cardstock Dane on Nov 6, 2015 20:32:42 GMT -9
Further research seems to reinforce that theory. I found a picture of Cyclostyle wheel pens, that looks somewhat similar to the ones I'm talking about, although the pic was small, so I had to enlarge it:
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9