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  • Great background, how is it done?

    Anyone know how they make these old master textured backgrounds from the Denny Manufacturing Company? http://www.dennymfg.com/cgi-bin/Shopper.exe?preadd=action&key=102001700&reference=/cgi-bin/Shopper.exe%3Fsearch%3Daction%26keywords%3DNew_Pro ducts%26searchstart%3D27%26template%3DTemplates\Se archResult.html



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    Re: Great background, how is it done?

    I didn't look at the picture, but I know in the past when I wanted to paint my own, I would get a bunch of different colors (crap colors that the paint store sells for cheap because they messed them up). A big wide brush, and start stroking.


    JUST dip the brush from one can to the next, no need to clean the brush, because you want the colors to blend.


    USE regular laytex paint.


    Kirk


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    • #3
      Re: Great background, how is it done?

      Kirk as always, thanks for responding. If you get a chance to look at the picture, you will see that it is a special background. It has texture to it. Sort of like a stucco wall. Any ideas how that is done? Of course it must be flexable so as to roll up.


      Thanks,


      Ronn


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      • #4
        Re: Great background, how is it done?

        IT could be painted on RUBBER??? I've seen that done before too???


        Kirk


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        • #5
          Re: Great background, how is it done?

          Thanks Kirk, I think I will try using outdoor/indoor silicone/latex type window and tub sealant.


          Ronn


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          • #6
            Re: Great background, how is it done?

            You forgot about natural sponges and a retarder that you can mix into the paint to slow the drying time down to get better movement in the paint. Latex dries too fast.


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            • #7
              Re: Great background, how is it done?

              I have seen cloth in the past that had wrinkles in it. That appears what they have used in the photo


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              • #8
                Re: Great background, how is it done?

                Gary, would you have any ideas as to how they might have accomplished getting the wrinkles into it. ie. Starch?


                Thanks Gary,


                Ronn


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                • #9
                  Re: Great background, how is it done?

                  Here is how I think its done....and how I would do it...


                  Take your muslin and wet it slightly....apply the paint and while it is still REAL wet....make the wrinkles....let it dry with the wrinkles intact. (Paint is kinda like glue...) Then it looks to me like they took some gold paint (very little on a sponge or brush) and lightly went over it to accentuate the texture.

                  The biggest problem with it is getting it laid out flat and working with something that large. Go to the mart and get a king sized flat sheet and try it with that......its small enough you can work with. If if works...you could do a larger one. I did that with a navy sheet... I took it and wadded it up and spray painted it with primer color red......shook it out....wadded it up and spray painted it again with gray....again with black....and again and again with different colors......its pretty cool and cheap!!


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                  • #10
                    Re: Great background, how is it done?

                    Lisa, thanks for your time. I can tell you spent time looking at and thinking about a solution. When I painted the outside of our studio, I had a paint can fall over onto the canvas dropcloth and once it dried, it did stick together in wrinkles like you described.


                    Thanks for your help,


                    Ronn


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                    • #11
                      Re: Great background, how is it done?

                      I know exactly how to get this effect. In 4 easy steps.

                      1. Open Checkbook.

                      2. Write check to Denny

                      3. Open box when it arrives.

                      4. Enjoy your new background.


                      In all seriousness, I am going to try the wet paint wrinkle thing myself. This is why I love this forum.


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                      • #12
                        YOU'RE Welcome!!!! <img src=http://www.pro4um.com/images/nm.gif border='0'>

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