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    Scrollers,
    I was considering a multicolor background for a portrait project I'm starting. Because of the frame I'm using, I have to think thin for the backer. I was thinking about using a piece of posterboard the color of the "main" background and painting (or somehow coloring) the areas that need to be different. Has anybody done this, and if so, how or what kind of paint/coloring did you use?

    Bruce
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  • #2
    Bruce, I have shown this before. but all I use is flat water based acrilick paints. in these fretworks. i just painted the bacor board. don't matter what kind you use, i needed a sunset affect. hope this is helpful Evie
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    • #3
      Bruce,

      I have taken different color paper from the scrap booking section of one of our local crafts stores and used glued or double sided sticky tape to put it in different sections. The blue paper looked like it has snow on it.
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      Rolf
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      • #4
        the sky is the limit

        If you have an airbrush painting a posterboard background is a snap.
        If you don't have an airbrush you can use spray cans

        Orange over a yellow card makes a nice sunset.
        White clouds over blue posterboard are also fairly easy.

        The computer can be used to print some nice backgrounds.
        My frined Duster used a print of clouds for the background of this piece.

        And this one is a picture of Chilliwack Lake

        and finally another lake
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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        • #5
          Hi Carl

          How about submitting an article to the magazine about using an airbrush?

          Gill
          There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
          (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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          • #6
            I am not up to that yet Gill.
            but thanks for the vote of confidence
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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            • #7
              Carl,
              Those backdrops are awesome. I really like the lake behind the Heron or is it an Egret?
              Great Idea.
              Rolf
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