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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Ttxela, Jul 7, 2020.


  1. Ttxela

    Ttxela Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    In my head I have an idea of airbrushing from my motorhome as a base from time to time, much like I did whilst in Lymington last year. I had the idea of a board to put up outside with a few examples of different things I might do on it. So far I have only got as far as the lettering. This was pretty tedious, I guess most people use a vinyl cutting plotter?

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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Yes when it comes to lettering a plotter makes life so much easier.
    But mobile tattoo shops have something like your going to do with their flash tattoos on it ,as well as some of the pinstripers at the motorcycle rallies I have attended. Great ideal
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    Kim McCann Needle-chuck Ninja

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    I second the plotter. I just picked up a cheap cutter (a cricut) and it saves an absolute ton of time on things like lettering. So you don't need to break the bank to get a cheap cutter.

    In the bad old days I would just use frisket film on my surface and draft out my letters on the film, cut and spray. So for bigger lettering, I am still faster with film and an exacto, but for anything small or highly detailed I am a convert to using a cutter of some kind. I can trace my artwork in a drawing program, and then make stencils out of it to do quick jobs, much, much faster.

    Also, I have found that I can even cut my frisket on the cutter, and then just take the backing off as I apply it to a curved surface. Absolutely, if you can afford one, pick one up.
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    NNemo Triple Actioner

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    I tripple the plotter, I've made it this far without one, but I just set up a artroom in my house. And last on my list is a darn plotter
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    I admire your cutting with hand, I really do. But no way, plotter/cutter for me please. lol
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    Ttxela Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Sounds like a plotter might be on the way :laugh:
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Good idea Alex, you have some signage when your out and about.. Id also say cutter/plotter is a good buy.

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    Ttxela Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    I've been pretty distracted by all sorts of other stuff recently but finally got back to this, I want 3 different sort of things on the board. I started with a dog in the middle.

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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Watched the vid, always worth a watch. The dog came out looking great.

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    Ttxela Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Thanks

    I was quite pleased with it :)
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    quite amazing how far you came, from the day you joined us. It's only one year and few months. Good job Ttxela. :cool:
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    Doing it by hand works, but sometimes a machine gets you there quicker, and with more satisfying results :whistling:;):malicious:lollollol

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