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« on: January 19, 2006 02:14:16 PM »

i did this painting a while ago....
at first it seems sortof depressing

but then when you place a light behind it angels glow through the canvass (note: the effect doesn't photograph well)

the method used to do this is annoying at time but worth it... basically make the painting a stain, and then paint a thick layer of the negative image on the back
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006 02:18:46 PM »

That is amazing! I want to try, but i didn't really understand how.  Cry I'm stupid can you dumb it down a bit?  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006 02:21:45 PM »

It sounds to me like you would take a thick, dark paint and paint the image (angels in this case) on the back side of the canvas. Then use a much thinner paint to paint on the front side. That why, when you put a light source behind it, you'll see the images on the back side of the canvas showing thru.

Am I right?
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006 02:36:35 PM »

hmmm... clever  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2006 03:49:47 AM »

amaryllisroze is right....
just paint your picture on the front, with the area around where the image is to appear a very thin layer of paint (I wattered it down in that area so its almost a wash), when dry if you hold it up to a light the light should shine through that general area.

second step, on the back of the canvass paint apply a fairly thick layer of black paint everywhere except where you want the design (so that it looks like a white siloette), and thats basically it

note: the design on the back of the canvass has to be done as a mirror image, if its not it will be backwards on the front
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006 12:50:12 PM »

thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2006 04:10:28 PM »

Hey little brother - I'm so excited that you joined craftster!  (Welcome to my world Smiley  )

And I love that painting.  Guys, it is much cooler in person, the flash throws the image off I guess.

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