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Kwik Tip: Nothing Sticks to This!
3 months ago

Kwik Tip: Nothing Sticks to This!

I’m sure you know that Metal Clay sticks to everything!!! So annoying! People told me to use Silicone Baking Paper… and that works. Not very nicely though! Well, here’s what …
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Learning the Basic Techniques to Get Started with Fingerprint Jewelry
4 years ago

Learning the Basic Techniques to Get Started with Fingerprint Jewelry

Fingerprint & Keepsake jewelry is very popular today, new designs and ideas are exciting and making it a vibrant part of the jewelry business.

But to have a great idea …
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What is the best way to Fire your Fingerprint Jewelry?
4 years ago

What is the best way to Fire your Fingerprint Jewelry?

When people first start to learn about making fingerprint jewelry, the hardest thing to work out is how to fire the work.

You might be in that same position, so …
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Understanding & Correcting Image Size in Photoshop
5 years ago

Understanding & Correcting Image Size in Photoshop

Resizing an image to use for a Photopolymer plate, or to print, seems to be the hardest thing for people to get their head around. The most important thing to understand is the difference between the image’s Resolution and its Physical size.
Here is how it was explained to me, let’s leave the computer and get into the kitchen!
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DIY – Air Dry Porcelain Clay – Nicer than just Playdough!
5 years ago

DIY – Air Dry Porcelain Clay – Nicer than just Playdough!

Hi guys, I recently found this great tutorial online at one of the blogs I follow and thought what a great material this would be when you need …
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Exposing Photopolymer Plates for Fingerprint Jewellery
5 years ago

Exposing Photopolymer Plates for Fingerprint Jewellery

Hi all, a quick post about UV exposure units available for Photopolymer Plates.

There are some great UV Nail Drying units available from some Metal clay suppliers (the ones …
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Tumbling Fingerprint jewellery – Don’t Lose the Print!
5 years ago

Tumbling Fingerprint jewellery – Don’t Lose the Print!

I’ve had an alarming number of emails from people who have lost the fingerprint off their finished silver piece after only 1-2 hrs tumbling!

When I contacted them to …
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How to Take Perfect Fingerprints

If you’re setting up a Fingerprint Jewelry business, you’ll need another approach to taking fingerprints. Not just from people around your area but also from clients that are far away. The following tutorial shows you how easy it is for anyone to do this using Inkless Wipes.
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How to Clean up Fingerprints in Photoshop

After you’ve taken a fingerprint using one of the methods describe in the previous tutorials in the series:

  • How to take fingerprints using easily found materials
  • How to take …
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Clean up Fingerprints with Pixlr Express

In this tutorial I’ll quickly show you how to clean up fingerprint using a free online image editor called Pixlr Express from pixlr.com. This editor is great for prints that …
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