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Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 01:15:10 PM
Looks great Anita.  :clap: It is a fun painting to do I also enjoyed painting this one.
Add some more rain droplets in the sky for extra effect O0


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Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 01:19:10 PM
Good job on the rain paintings, girls!  Enjoyed them all!
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Reply #32 on: August 27, 2012, 04:27:00 PM
Very nice painting, Anita.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #33 on: August 28, 2012, 03:23:21 AM
Great job Anita, I like the reflections on the wet street. Looking forward to doing this in w/c.    :clap:   :clap:
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Reply #34 on: August 28, 2012, 06:48:38 AM
Wow, Anita...that looks WONDERFUL!  It was nice to hear it's a fun painting...I had the same take on it...until...lol...the third brand of clear cover, like the others, would not stay on the canvas and I was struggling again trying to make it happen with various interventions like double stick tape and a few other notions I took into my head which failed...so my husband, who's watching in amusement says "we" have to get you a REAL exacto knife which in my mind means right now.  Off we go to Staples and get one plus another kind of transparency roll of whatever...I come home, apply it, doesn't stick BUT wow, I was in awe of the exacto knife and how it at least was giving me such nice, clean cuts and voila!  Now, there are REAL windows in my building.. one literally can see right THROUGH them and everything behind them!  So, looks like it will be a while before I get this one done!   :2funny:  Awesome painting!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #35 on: August 28, 2012, 09:48:10 AM
oh Mary ... shouldn't laugh but ... :2funny:   I must admit I don't bother with the masking off .... haven't got the patience ;D

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Reply #36 on: August 28, 2012, 09:51:51 AM
 :2funny: Anita!  I had to laugh too!  What else can be done when you've cut two incredibly precise holes in your canvas...I thought maybe it might work well as a puppet show?  Kinda small but maybe finger puppets?  I am undaunted though...already on Take Two!  The first ones looked better though...LOL...anyway, kudos again.  I LOVE yours!


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Reply #37 on: August 28, 2012, 04:40:07 PM
Mary, I think I may have the answer for you....mixed media! That's right...mixed media.   O0
Take a couple of little pictures of something....stick them on the back so they're visible through the 'windows', maybe some little curtains...voila...mixed media!   ;D
Perhaps Lillian could help out with this....any suggestions Lillian?   ::)
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Reply #38 on: August 28, 2012, 04:52:35 PM
Val -  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The other consideration is I could make it a kind of seasonal painting...I could put Christmas trees in the window, Easter eggs, hearts, pumpkins...you name it...the sky's the limit!


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Reply #39 on: August 28, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
LOL!  :2funny:

Mary,  try the clear contact paper that is with the shelf lining at Walmart. That stuff really sticks!!
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Reply #40 on: August 28, 2012, 05:08:06 PM
Splendid idea Mary...you could change the pictures in the windows to suit the seasons! I love it when a plan comes together!   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #41 on: August 28, 2012, 06:07:33 PM
LOL!  :2funny:

Mary,  try the clear contact paper that is with the shelf lining at Walmart. That stuff really sticks!!

Ohhh, ok...thank you, C...that will make my 5th roll...LOL...soon I'll be selling them on ebay!  LOL


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Reply #42 on: August 28, 2012, 06:08:37 PM
Splendid idea Mary...you could change the pictures in the windows to suit the seasons! I love it when a plan comes together!   :2funny:

I knew you'd be "on board," Val...there's a whole host of things I can do now...I can't believe Nolan hasn't taught this technique yet!


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Reply #43 on: August 28, 2012, 06:26:37 PM
Mixed media, huh?    :2funny:  The sky's the limit! 

Mary, I get my contact paper at the dollar store.  It's called book covering.  Nolan recommended it.

It's stickeeeeeeeeeeeee!  No problem at all!

My other recommendation --   not so heavy-handed with that exacto knife!   :D

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Reply #44 on: August 28, 2012, 08:17:56 PM
This is crazy, isn't it, Lillian?  I've gotten exactly that...I'm wondering though...might it have anything to do with using a gallery canvas vs. the flat kind?  Could THAT be the issue?  Not only does it not stick, it curls up on the edges of whatever it is I'm masking.  I just ripped off the lady with the umbrella...it came out so badly that I have no choice but to paint it freehand now and that is NEVER a good thing!


 

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