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eveningdawn
evening dawn
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Something New

Sat Oct 25, 2008, 6:34 PM
Using artwork in a different way

It has been awhile since I have posted anything here. I have been doing a few wood burning pieces here and there and have also done a few Reverse Glass pieces of work. Drawing on glass is quite different than drawing on paper that is for sure. I have done Reverse glass drawings for many years so when I got a used aquarium and saw all the clear glass my mind started working. Now most people I think proably put a piece of plastic coated paper on the outside back of aquariums. Some of the backing that your can buy has pictures of fish or plants on it. But I thought why not do something truely unique for the back of the aquarium. So I started testing varius paints on small pices of glass to see what would give me the results I wanted for the outside back of the aquarium. Well after about a week of experiementing I came up with plans for what I would put on the back of my aquarium. Instead of the traditinal fish or plants I thought why not make it look like stained glass. I love doing things different from everybody else. So I drew with my drawing pen in black ink a celtic design on the outside back of the aquarium.  From all of the testing I did on small pieces of glass I found out that model car enamel works real well. It dries quick and is a oil based product so will stand up to water and not wash off. Of course this is on the outside of the tank but still water is likely to get on the surface. After I get the design painted I will go back and put a coat of polyurtane over the painting . When I did this on small pices of glass and then tested it with water it worked just fine. And if at some point I decide I want a different picture on the aquarium then I can just scrape it all off with a razor blade and start over. So am uploading two different pics of the ink work on the back of the aquarium. I will probably start the painting tomorrw and will post pictures as I progress.

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ElementSkateboarder Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
what up.
Hey, whats going on? 23/female.. come chat with me on this website CLICK HERE
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LoboBrancoTimido Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Amazing gallery!
Welcome to DA! :)
I'll watch ya!
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eveningdawn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thank You.
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
So glad to see your beautiful work! I really spent alot of time here looking and I'd love to keep watching!
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eveningdawn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoy my work. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.
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Miroslav208 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Your woodburnings are sweet. They're so natural feeling. It's different from most of the art you see on DA.
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eveningdawn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Thank You. I have always done things in a non traditional way. I used to do reverse drawings also on glass. Something most people don't do either.
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Miroslav208 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
If you happen to have some of those you can post, I'd like to see it.
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eveningdawn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Uploaded some of the Reverse Glass Drawings. If you have any questions about them let me know.
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RedGryphonArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
I love your work. It makes me miss the country so much. I want to go home now ;o;
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