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claude

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on: February 01, 2012, 06:31:52 AM
Cool title. I use a knead eraser when I draw. My question is what should I do when it gets dirty, cut off the dirty part? Throw it away? Re-form it? Huh?
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Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 07:40:01 AM
I just reform the eraser turning the dirty bit inside. Have been using the same one for just over 2 yrs. and it is still perfectly fine. When it gets too black just throw it away....assuming there's anything left!  ;D
These erasers can last for years, but I still have a spare! I seem to be erasing a lot nowadays....  :whistle:
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Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:52:56 AM
Merci madame Val for the much kneaded info.  ;)
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Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 07:57:43 AM
 :urwelcome:  You have such a way with words!  :2funny:
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Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 11:59:08 AM
Claude, just knead the eraser again. Thats why it is called a kneaded eraser.  :2funny: Pull it, roll it, etc. I have had mine for three years. It still works good.  O0
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Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
Hmm... sounds like I knead one.    ::)
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Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 03:20:21 AM
 :idea: Also works as a great stress reliever when things aren't going quite right.....like the internet  :furious: or paint  :painting: or........
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Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 12:54:04 PM
Just a quick tip>  when your putty eraser is not in use ... I roll mine in a ball and 'stick' it into the middle of a biggish flat piece of clingwrap... then pick up the corners...holding them together ... will look like an upside down parachute... then take the 'ball' in my hand and roll the 'top' closed like a lollipop (so your entire putty eraser is closed in clingwrap)... this prevents them from ever drying out (when they are not in use) or picking up any dirt along the way.
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Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 01:44:37 PM
That's  splendid idea, Leana.  I didn't realize those erasers would dry out, makes sense though.   :thankyou:
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Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 11:32:03 PM
I always wrap mine in its original wrapper, then it stays in an old plastic icecream box with all my drawing paraphernalia.  O0
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Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 12:25:37 AM
Lillian, I also didn't think they would dry out.  A friend of mines eraser 'dried' out a bit  and was not  as ply-able as it was when it comes out of the wrapper.  Since then I have wrapped mine in clingwrap... just as a preventative measure.  Also it stays nice and clean... having 3 cats around...can be tricky sometimes... as it is my one cat 'stole' the clingwrapped eraser and played with it lol...patting it all over the carpet...luckily she is not the kind of cat that chews stuff...   so at least it stayed hairless being wrapped  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 12:32:42 AM
Cats can be so helpful  :whistle:  My siamese used to like to sit and 'help' me draw and paint by pushing my things about and now and again giving the pencil a tap as I was drawing. As he wasn't keen on the smell of the oils back then he'd just sit back in his disapproving vulture pose and make comments as I was painting.  :2funny:
I miss him dearly.  :'(
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Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 12:38:22 AM
Val  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: they are such characters.  I can imagine that you must miss him...  :'(  :1hug:  They really crawl into a person's heart and become 'children'...  They are also such good company... always around and ready for a cuddle too.

Below is the culprit  ;D and as you can see 'Queen' of the Studio  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

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Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 04:01:38 AM
What a sweet kittie!  I love cats but we can't have cats where we live now.   :(

I have my kneaded eraser wrapped in cling wrap.  Thanks again for the tip.

Now if only I could get going on the drawing course!!!
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Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 10:22:16 AM
 :sneaky: Leana.....and all this time I thought those beautiful artworks were done by you!  :2funny:
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