So my husband and I went on a search at the craft store Michael's for carbon paper. can you believe they don't have it? neither does Office Max? UGH! Hubby needs it for his scroll sawing tha he wants to get back into.
But I saw in those $1.00 bins a cute mommy and baby tiger (one of my fav animals) Engraving Art. So I decided hell why not. I suck at everything else why not try my hand at this? So I bought it and doing it right now. it's fun and relaxing!
So yea I found something I am actually good at AND it's fun.
You should be able to find carbon paper from online tattoo supplies dealers.
huh never thuoght about that...but we did find it at a Staples finally. lol took forever it seemed lmao
Oh man, I am sitting on a GOLD MINE of carbon paper. Not the weak stuff you buy at Staples either...
I'm in printing, and we have ROLLS of the stuff in our stock room. It's left over from the olden days. It's old-school, professional grade stuff.
I use it all the time at home, for wood burning
Shoot, if I had known, I coulda mailed you some!
Have you tried going to Lowes or Home Depot for carbon paper? They might carry it. But that engraving art sounds fun. Especially doing it with a child.
Yep we looked at both and nope...the guy aat Offic Max said anywhere that still sells typewritters lol
And yea it is fun...no kids yet though lol
Engraving is really cool, and the finished products are beautiful. I am good at crocheting. I do it during the winter. My family has plenty of warm caps and scarves!
My Nana tried teaching me how to sew and crochet and all of that but yea...I was too much of a boy wanting to be outside and play lmao
I am not that crafty, at all. I don't have the patience for most types of crafts. I make painted boxes for baby showers, and I crochet. I am a decent painter. I suck at engraving. It is far too intricate.
I'm surprised that I have the patiences for it lol but yea it's starting to hurt my eyes lmao
Try asking for "graphite paper" at an art store or in the art dept. of any craft store. Or you could try going to the sewing department and asking for tracing paper like dress makers use.
Blessings and...Good Luck!
Carbon paper, there's a blast from the past! You could try a specialty office supply store. Or check with a sewing/quilting store, and ask for tracing paper. It makes blue lines when you draw on it.
I'm such a nerd. I was trying to figure out what use "carbon paper" would have in WOW. Although I quit several months ago, I swear :-)
Good for you Crazd!!
You are now taking on one of the arts I practice..it is very fun and the more you practive, the more detailing you get into..I do glass, metals..well, just about anything you can think of..
I wish you lived closer, I would teach you how to engrave crystal blocks with 3D engraving...
There is a better way than using carbon paper. Use a photo light box lay the picture on it, lay a piece of paper on it. Trace the picture. Get some tacky spray at the craft store and spray it on the wood and stick the paper on it. Cut right through the paper. It works great.
I wish I could, the cold weather here is not good for my back and my lupus and my PAD..
I would love just to be able to afford to come visit for about a week and teach you...
maybe, if the store starts making some good revenue, I will be able to afford it...
I was going to branch out to my ebay store today, but you know I had to help a friend..so it got put on hold for another day or 2..I do , however, have a few craft shows to attend before Christmas, and my friend is making an advertisement web page for me and I plan on getting in the local papers with a few ads when I make profit off my very next sale..
Ebay has LOTS of different types of carbon paper. Also, nextag.com.
by jrbprb29116 years ago
What is something fun to do with your family when you have no money?
by ptosis5 years ago
Something fun to do - or a total waste of time?Xtranormal is a canned animation video maker that is free for your first one. I guess they what you to get hooked on it. Ever tried it? I did last night by putting...
by lar and asr7 years ago
Is there something fun to do in cathedral cityI am going to stay there for a while and need to know if there is anything fun
by Faith Reaper5 years ago
Something fun - What is the most unusual, bizarre or humorous name of a town or city . . .?In the US or around the world, what is the most unusual, bizarre or humorous name of a town or city you have heard of, passed...
by Lecie7 years ago
anyone here ever played world of warcraft? it's just about the greatest game i've ever played. the quests, storylines and even the characters are awsome. what are your ideas about this game?
by Shadesbreath9 years ago
Ok, this is really cool, so I thought I would share, even though I saw this a long time ago. You really do need to take a good solid 30 or 40 second count though, you know, "one-thousand one, one-thousand...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.