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    Default How do you do fingerprints?

    What is the best way to do fingerprints with silver clay? i know which is simplest but I wondered if making an impression first gives a better result, also what do you use to do this?
    thanks and enjoy your weekend
    Jille

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    i thought someone would have already tried this here. oh well i'll wing it and I'll let you know how it goes but I'm about to move so it could be a while before I get round to trying this
    jille

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    Direct impression-roll the clay out 6-8 cards thick
    push in finger, cut a shape using a knife or cutter
    leave to dry, sand and refine edges, carve in any names
    Fire & Polish

    NB Children under 18 months old don't tend to have very well defined prints.

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    Hi Nic,
    I was thinking of having at go at something like this too, but when you say "6 to 8 cards thick" what does that actually mean? Is it as simple os the thinkness of 6 or 8 playing cards or is it a specific PMC size I havent discovered yet?
    Hope thats not a dumb question!

    Ta very much!

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    Yep it's the size of about 6-8 playing cards stacked up as spacers
    it would equal 1.5 to 2mm respectively
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    My grandson (then aged 7) made thumbprint cufflinks for his Dad for Christmas 2008 (he really did make them - every step of the way) and commented that they were unique and that the only way that anyone else could copy them would be to capture him and cut off his thumbs!

    Lorraine

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    Thank you Nic, i would have probably rolled out thinner than that and learned the hard way.
    I suppose if I uesd 2 part putty and made a stamp I'd do exactly the same for the making process.
    I wondered if one method was better at giving a clearer impression than the other.
    I will have a go once I'm settled in my new abode
    Jille

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    I've always tended to get a better print from direct impression...
    Good look with the makings
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    thank you Nic
    jille

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    And thanks from me too!!!

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