In today’s video, 3 tips for better tracing.
Before you start though, 2 quick points.
In the video, it’s not our usual mix of 3 parts tracing black with 1 part tracing brown.
This time it’s a gorgeous paint called Umber Sepia.
- By Reusche.
- Code name 1139E.
- Download the catalogue here. (For world-wide distributors, see page 13. PELI Glass Products for Europe.)
Umber Sepia is lighter than our usual paint. The texture’s also different: stickier perhaps.
We use it here because of the techniques which follow afterwards: a lighter tracing line than usual was what we wanted.
Those strange dark lines
The strange dark lines you see across the neck don’t figure in this video, so I’ll explain them:
This project’s from a set of 16 skylights we made a while back. Each skylight about 3 feet by 3.
The client wanted us to make them seem ancient.
- So the first thing we did was, we distressed the tack-fired paint with steel wool.
- And the second thing we did was, we smashed the glass and then repaired it. Most times we did this with a hammer. But, when it came to faces like this one here, we did it with a diamond cutter.
Those 3 lines you see are where we plan to cut, then fix it back with copper foil. It hurt to cut the face like this but it didn’t hurt as much as when we had to use a hammer on the other pieces.
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