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Old 11-29-2005, 06:32 PM   #1  
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Default Transparencies - Have *YOU* Worked With 'Em?

I was perusing my gallery when I ran across the following question that someone had posted in response to a piece of my artwork. I had used a transparency on the piece. I thought the question was *FAB*, so I decided to post it (and my response) here.

Originally Posted by KaylynConover
I love this too, but I am unsure what you mean by “transparencies.” Could you explain? -M

Very easy! Check out this website: and the "visual" will probably do a better job of explaining that I *ever* could!! Transparencies are, for lack of a better explanation, photographs that have been printed onto acetate. Thus: they are "transparent" instead of opaque. What makes them so *FUN* is that you can easily change the intended look of the photo!! Want to take a "neoclassical" image and make it look like the ancient grecian ruins? Mount it on caramel colored paper that has been streaked with a dark brown chalk or fluid chalk pad. Want to make it look like you've got a rather large photo negative of a daisy? Mount it onto deep green or deep chartreuse paper. The possibilities are endless...I *LOVE* transparencies!!

So I got to thinking....Have you ever worked with transparencies before? If not, I'm hoping that you'll give 'em a try! I find that the two *BEST* adhesvies are Xyron are ZIG wide-head liquid. Since I like a finished edge, I keep a bottle of Crystal Effects with Dazzling Diamonds already mixed in. That way, I can run a thin bead along the edge of the mounted transparency. Other "finishers" include Crystal Effects with faux pearls, pre-tinted Crystal Effects, ribbon, stitching, or cutting an overlapping c/s "frame." Other possibilities are limited only to what you can devise.

I'm really interested in hearing from others who have worked with transparencies!!! ~ Kaylyn
Hi...My Name is Kaylyn...I'm An Alphaholic.

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