amandap80 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Great carves! How do the Walmart foamies carve? It looks similar to a Michael's foam carve. Great black kitty too!
Hi Amanda, Finally got around to carving my Michael's Pumpkins (Tammy and Tom Morrow).
I have to say, both the Walmart and Michael's foamies have their pros and cons.
The Walmart ones are softer, more foamy. Making them easier to cut with a hot knife, it really is like butter. But because they are so soft, it can make punching out the pieces a little difficult if you didnt cut all the way through. I spend more time re-cutting and punching then carving.
The Michael's ones are stiffer, almost like a paper product instead of a plastic foam. This made carving a little difficult and im not sure if I could do a really intricate pattern on these. That said, since they are so stiff, punching out pieces was a "piece" of cake. I barely spent any time having to go over lines.
Other Pros, Walmart's are cheap! But Michael's definitely look more realistic.