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  • #14873
     tjfier
      • Experience: 10-15 years
      • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

      All,

      My shop is painting several fine gauze panels and we haven’t painted on this material before. Does anyone have tips or cautionary tales to help us on our journey? It’s a loose, brushy ombre we’re trying to paint.

      Thanks!

      T. Fier

      APT Scenic Charge

      #15658

      Hi there! I asked Rachel Keebler about this and she said a few things. First was that she loved working with it. The warnings she gave were not to use starch, use thin size so you aren’t filling the holes, and keep your paint thin. The size we use is granulated animal glue. Hope that helps!

      #15659
       tjfier
        • Experience: 10-15 years
        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

        We don’t have access to granulated animal glue and I personally like to avoid using animal-based products. Is there a different sizing we could use? The panels need to be traslucent.

        #15660
         tjfier
          • Experience: 10-15 years
          • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

          Looks like we’ll be painting gauze again this summer. We had mixed results last time, likely because we didn’t use the recommending sizing agent. Does anyone know where to purchase the animal glue recommended by Rachel Keebler? I received some great tips last time, but if anyone else has any further advice, please fill me in!

          Thanks!

          Tiff

          APT Scenic Charge

          #15661

          Hi, you!

          The last time opera purchased animal glue, it was from a theatrical supply in Kansas City. I tried a quick search, but wasn’t immediately sure of anything, so I suppose it’ll require getting on the ol’ horn. It feels like yesterday, but I suppose it was…..16 years ago? (Eeee!)

          #15662
           tjfier
            • Experience: 10-15 years
            • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

            Were you able to “float” the gauze? It didn’t work for us last time, and I suppose due to the openness of the weave it may be impossible. Do you have suggestions for the best way to paint gauze? We really did it a back-assward way last time, even though it ended up working out alright. Looking for all suggestions and/or people to reach out to for more assistance.

            #15663
             Cobaltgosa
              • Experience: 20+ years
              • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

              The Cobalt supplier for granulated animal glue is Mutual Hardware/Alcone. We always call and there’s not a lot of info online. The number is 718-361-8373 and they call it scenic glue. The “part number” is SG49B. If it’s in stock, it takes about a day to get to Cobalt from the city.

              #15664

              Another animal glue supplier:

              https://bjornhideglue.com

              The 315 HC (High clarity) is quite concentrated.

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