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Re: scenery design

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:13:58 -0800 (PST)


I had to paint (but first build)several flats for our Jr. Hi play. If
your canvas--or sheets or whatever are stretched it is soooo much easier.
I just primed sheets with the cheapest latex white I could find--$5/gal.
Then I sketched the scenes with pencil and had the kids paint with
tempera. THey are not very confident about it and use the paint way
too thickly. I discovered that sponging on the paint is really fast--
I needed a stone courtyard with cobblestone ground and a giant sponge
dipped in grey worked great and really quickly for walls and then a
small sponge dabbed on worked well for the cobblestones. If your
sheets are loose you need a group of tables or a floor that can get
painted on because it will come through. Also you need a big drying
area. I tried to use an airbrush but I couldn't seem to get it
temera to like it. I didn't want to waste good airbrush colors. A
word of advice--before you get too anal about your work, check out
the quality of the plays. Sid

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