Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WOYWW 279# What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends.
Here we are with yet another Wednesday.
There's no rest for the wicked or so they say Lol!

Angela here to show you:
"What's on my workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
Stamping Ground and our dear host Julia will explain and all will be revealed.


Anyway back to my desk Lol!
 
Last week I mentioned Spray M Boss, it is said to soften card but also bind the fibres so that you can emboss and cut even thin paper and card which might otherwise rip and embossing on card is deeper and die cutting easier.
At this stage I am not sure what is actually in it but it says non toxic. You can see the bottle on my desk, red top, right-hand side.
Card sprayed and drying out.


You can spray card with water but it needs to remain damp which might be a problem with electronic die machines, with Spray M Boss you let it dry and it still works to cut and emboss better, according to the instructions.
Many of my lovely WOYWW friends wanted to know about it so decided to test it, I don't want them disappointed Lol!
 
So here are the results. First I used Centura Pearl card.
  • With Spray M Boss - Cut with two runs: The cut looks very clear. 
 
  • Without Spray M Boss - Cut with two runs: Quite surprised as you can see there is quite a difference.
 
 
I also embossed the dies. The one on the left had been sprayed and the one on the right had not.
I am not sure how clear this is but there was a slight difference in the depth of the embossing.
I ran both of them through the machine twice.


Something that I did notice was that the card seemed to release from the die easier. I would normally use wax paper with these intricate dies but for this test I did not.
 
Finally decided to try a really thin paper with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.
 
This is typical with thin papers, if you look at the bottom you can see that the paper is badly torn.
 
 
 Whereas, if you look at the one below this has not happened.


 
 
I still need to do more tests but will post any interesting findings.
 
 
 
Hope you will pop over to see what the other deskers have been up to.
 
Happy Crafting,
Angela x


31 comments:

  1. Surely they should list contents as some people could be allergic to certain things. Especially with a product that is a spray. Thinking asthma sufferers especially.
    Hugs, Neet 29

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  2. Hmm, interesting....and I don't even papercraft! That's a very pretty die you used in the first test.
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

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  3. Very interesting post. I haven't heard of this product, but it looks to be working. Thanks for doing the test run for us papercrafters. 44 Peg R

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  4. I've haven't heard of Spry M Boss before, but I guess it really works. That die is beautiful. #2

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  5. Thank you for the demonstration of the Spran M Boss. It sounds like a product worth trying based on the results you shared in your post. Blessings!

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  6. I haven't heard of it either but the proof is in the pudding as it really looks like it works. Love the intricate die too, very pretty. I also like the pinky inkness of last weeks desk, sorry I didn't get back to you!

    Hugs
    Brenda 48

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  7. Wow Angela - that is a great road test and clearly the stuff really works. Will have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks so much for sharing your findings so clearly too. Anne xx

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  8. Thanks for the review of the Spray M Boss. I've not heard of it, but will now be on the look out for it.
    Krisha #61

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  9. I have never heard of Spray M Boss and your tests sure make it look like a great product! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #59

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  10. Hello! It does look like there is a difference when you used the spray! It would be fun to be able to emboss thinner paper! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. What brilliant results - thanks so much for sharing all that, Angela. Have a fab week, Chris # 23

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  12. Thanks for that Angela, really interesting though I haven't seen that product anywhere. Off to google... Happy WOYWW Cindy #41 x

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  13. How interesting! Amazing what a difference it makes. I've not heard of this product but will keep my eye out for it.
    Thanks for letting me peep over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.
    Lisca#35

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  14. Thanks for this - I was one of the questioning ones last week so am really interested to see the results of your experiments. I am 80% sure this product is one that is sold by a particular shop in the UK. There was a bit of a kerfuffle when they were selling a die cutting machine that didn't function well for all so they suggested they buy this product to solve the problem rather than refunding or replacing! I'll have to go back on UKS and see if I can find the thread. I am thinking too that the company in question MAKES (or at least wholesales) this product. Anyway it's great to see it in action.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (4)

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  15. Thanks for showing the results I've never tried to dampen my paper before embossing it must give it a go :)
    hugs Nikki 9

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  16. Very interesting review, Angela. After my comment last week re glycerine, I must try my glycerine/water combination spray that I made for creating faux leather - as I said, I don't use dies, but have found that embossing folders, particularly the TH ones, do tend to tear thinner papers. I had some trouble cutting watercolour paper on my Cougar machine, and someone on the forum suggested spritzing with water before cutting, and after that it cut like butter! As long as the medium isn't saturated and likely to leak water into the inside of the machine, damping it should not present any problems.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #32

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  17. Thanks for your visit, Angela, and I'm so glad you like my masterboards - especially as you are my mentor in such matters!! Thank you also for your interest in my free downloads. I'm ashamed to say I haven't made any new ones for ages, but once I get my cutting machine up and running again I'm hoping to do some more designing in Inkscape.

    Shoshi

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  18. Intriguing stuff. Thanks for sharing, keep us informed on your findings!
    Thanks for stopping by my desk :)
    Laura

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  19. Hi Angela, Interesting. i've not tried that myself and have had tears which is annoying.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #33

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  20. Hi Angela,
    That's interesting about the Spray M Boss. I've not heard of it before and think I might just "need" it :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment about my canvas too. Much appreciated :)
    Love the Christmas cards below!

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  21. Late happy WOYWW Angela...oh my that stuff sure does make a difference - certainly annoying for at the moment the old cuttlebug is missing spots and I have to use a thin cardboard shim or run in through a few times...might have to note the name of that stuff. Thanks for visiting my desk RobynO#37

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  22. Looks a very interesting product Angela..definitely seems to have made a difference to the die cuts, no WOYWW again for me this week, hugs Carole Z X

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  23. I'm not into cutting/embossing myself but it looks like you found a wonderful product to work with, and I bet a lot of crafters/embossers love to read your experiences with it, we crafters rely on each other for these kind of info and reviews, the internet-crafters-community is kind and wonderful like that! Thanks for stopping at my blog/desk the other day, a hug from Holland and happy (belated) woyww, Marit #38

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  24. Hi Angela
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW and leaving a lovely comment plus welcoming me back LOL. I'm a bit slow getting around as my Mum just arrived for a ten days. I have never heard of that stuff...wonder what it is but it sure looks like it works...might have to try and get some in Oz hugs Annette In Oz #30

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  25. Now this new stuff is very interisting for sure. Love the idea of the paper releasing from the die more easly not to mention cuting thru like that. Thanks for show us your results!!!
    And thanks for stopping by for a visit too!!!

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  26. Hi Angela,
    So glad you experimented for us. What a difference the spray makes! Very cool, indeed.

    You asked what you missed with my salt/pepper shakers. Nothing yet. I'll be working on them this weekend (hopefully) and will post about them next week.

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (66)

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  27. Thanks for sharing the experiment with us. Sorry I am so late, but thank you for stopping by at my space earlier. #28

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  28. Thanks for visiting earlier - popped in with the link to the completed cards - http://atcwannabee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/text-and-paint.html
    Very interesting experiment you're carrying out at the mo.
    Bishopsmate #46

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  29. Hi Angela, sorry for the late visit, it's been so hectic around here lately! Wow, that Spray M Boss looks really useful, as Mary Anne says, must try and find a UK supplier as I really neeeeeed some of that now! have a great weekend, see you next week :o) Annie C #76

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  30. Thanks for sharing your findings! Even though that one piece tore, it still looks pretty cool! xo

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