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Author Topic: What is a scribe?  (Read 205 times)

Carole

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on: December 01, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
Having purchased a few classes/courses over the weekend - thank you Nolan, I love a bargain!! - what on earth is a scribe? Where do I get it from (Amazon link please) or what household instrument could be used as an equivalent?

Thanks in anticipation.....


musika

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Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 06:40:54 PM
If you are talking about scribing lines in art paper you can use an empty biro or a knitting needle. Anything that will score a mark in the paper but doesn't cut through it.
Ray


Carole

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Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 07:50:26 PM
Thanks Ray. That's exactly right and just what I needed to know. Nolan used a scribe in the Chickadee drawing that I purchased over the weekend and I hadn't got a clue what it was. Now to find an empty biro.... (I don't knit :()


nolan

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Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 08:53:52 PM
The scribe I used in that class was a metal scribe / punch that you can get from your local hardware store. I have since discovered a better tool to do the job which is called an embossing tool and it looks like this:


 

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