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06 December 2004 @ 10:59 pm
Ding sash is done  
Well, mostly...I think it still needs a minor touchup or two...but it's so close to its final state that I couldn't resist taking a picture, which is rather fugly thanks to my crappy aim and the weird lighting in our bathroom, which seems normal in real life yet manages to show up sickly yellow on camera. I sort of fixed the colors in Gimp, but they're still off. Oh well. Just imagine that the fabric is a lovely deep royal blue and the paint is bright white.
 
 
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arafel on December 7th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
Woooow, that looks awesome! *applause* You did a tremendous job!

btw, what's a stencil burner?
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 7th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was lots of fun, too. I love painting. ^_^

A stencil burner is a wand with a metal tip that gets hot when you plug it in. It actually cuts the Mylar by melting it. Many people prefer them to X-Acto knives because they're easier to use around curves. You have to hold it pretty far back from the tip and somewhat parallel to the piece (the detail tip has a downward curving hook), which scared me at first (I didn't think I would do very well controlling something that I couldn't hold like a pencil), but it moves rather slowly as it burns because it has to melt through the plastic, so it's pretty easy to use.
teh j00j00licious on December 7th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
*squeal*

That looks GORGEOUS! ^_^
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 7th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. Thank you verra much. ^_^ </Elvis>