A bit different

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A bit different

Post by David McCormack » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 12:37 pm

"Can you replace the broken glass in this tea tray?"

"Sure, no problem" says me.

When I get it back to my workshop I discover the glass is not just clear glass but reverse painted! :Slap:

Anyway, some cans of Rust-Oleum spray paint, 3mm glass, frog tape, green baize and plenty of head scratching and some quick learning... I got it done :D
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Re: A bit different

Post by Steve N » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 1:51 pm

Gosh, haven't had one of those for a few decades, they look good if using a dark colour and gold, such as Black, very dark Green , dark Red etc
I used to draw out the design on a mountcard, lay the glass on top, mask up to do the gold around the window as a pin stripe, then take the outer masking off, then spray the main colour , Black etc

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Re: A bit different

Post by David McCormack » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 1:59 pm

That’s exactly how I did this one :D
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Re: A bit different

Post by Not your average framer » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 2:10 pm

I've never been asked to do one, but it would be interesting to try one someday.
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Re: A bit different

Post by prospero » Thu 20 Sep, 2018 6:39 pm

I guy once brought me a nice reverse painting on glass. Very old. He wanted it reframing. In the four feet from his car to my door
he managed to crack it across the middle. :cry:

It depicted a horse with a bit of straw round it's hooves. No background. The crack went from one side to the other right though the horse.
I thought a bit and then had an idea. :idea:

I put a piece of mountboard behind, made a pencil mark where the crack was and got my paints out. The crack became the top
of a hill and I loosely filled in a background. With another piece of glass on top the crack did not show as it was perfectly in
register with the hillside. :D The background colours were very muted and where the crack went though the horse it didn't
show when held together.

A sneaky trick, but it ended up better than it had any right to be. :lol:
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