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Your Questions About How To Make Dimensional Paint

Maria asks…

Going To A Concert…Fabric Paints or Markers?

Hi Guys!

I’m going to a concert with two cousins and a friend, and we’re planning on making t-shirts. We were thinking either black or white tee’s and we’re probably going to cut them like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtEoqwS5urc

or like this:

But anyways, we’re going to write on the shirts. Let’s just say we use white shirts. What will last longer: Sharpies, or Fabric paint? We were thinking to get this type of fabric paint:

http://www.acmoore.com/p-87395-tulip-dimensional-fabric-paint-6pkg-neon.aspx

Will the fabric paint crack after a few washes? Will it peel off?
Will the sharpies bleed, or fade after washes? How Many? What do you recommend doing? THANKS!

admin answers:

Fabric paint would be better, less bleeding and would last longer in the wash. If you use iron on transfers they remain fairly soft. You could pant the desired design on paper and use your printer/copier to print on the iron on transfer paper. Then you iron on your shirt. With a tee that is a shredded as the ones you used as examples you would probably need to wash them by hand or in a garment bag. Doing this will preserve your image no matter what method you use.

Chris asks…

Please answer, Which one sounds better…?? Best answer gets 10pts?

1.
The theme of my project is basically of still life or a collection of objects. I chose to look at this particular subject because I am fascinated with how the composition is used and how it dramatically changes from one view to another. I like to look at each individual object and analyse the basic form and structure, especially if the lighting has changed, creating a vast range of drama as shadows form, giving a sombre feeling.

I intend to make a collection of cardboard models and collages, mainly because I like to recreate the composition in a way where it would appear to be three dimensional, layering materials and paints together. I feel that this has a lot of similarities to what I did in my pathway stage work, where I have used layers of paint to create texture, pattern and depth.

or

2.
The theme of my project is basically looking at still life or a collection of objects. I chose to look at this particular subject because I am fascinated with how the composition is used and how it dramatically changes from one view to another, So I intend to make a collection of cardboard models and collages, mainly because I like to look at each and individual object and analyze the basic form and structure, especially if the lighting has changed creating a vast range of drama as shadows form to give a sombre feeling.
I feel that this has a lot of similarities to what I did in my pathway stage, “Genus Loci“, because I like to create texture and surface pattern, using layers of paint to visually enhance tonal qualities.

And what could I change to make them more exciting?. (Sorry about my punctuation and stuff) This is where my dyslexia takes over, I have no imagination what so ever and find it hard to structure a paragraph.

Thanks for the help,

By the way I’m English and we spell things differntly to Americans.

admin answers:

I think answer 2 is the best and you should keep it how it is, cause its your work after all… But its up to you

Sandy asks…

Which would be better looking?

I’m painting a picture of two horses for my friend for Christmas. It will be a silhouette of two horses, with a sunset in the background. I can’t decide how to position the horses. Here are my ideas… keep in mind, they are VERY rough sketches, just to get the idea across.
I either want them to be touching noses, and the perspective to be from the side, like so:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2362/12817975/22806684/379645494.jpg

It would be sort of like this:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2362/12817975/22806684/379645679.jpg

OR, I want it to be from an angle positioned more behind one of the horses, and the front view of the other horse, with the horse closest reaching out to touch noses with the farther horse, like so:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2362/12817975/22806684/379645493.jpg

Sort of like this:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2362/12817975/22806684/379645678.jpg

I see potential problems with both ways. The one that is from the side with them touching noses is the “typical” nose touching picture, and I might have a hard time making it look three dimensional also, because it’s directly from the side, and it’s a silhouette. So it might look too two dimensional
With the other one, I fear I will get the angles messed up, and the proportions will be all wonky. It will be hard to make the horses look correct from that type of angle, however, it won’t be the “boring” stereotypical nose touching picture.

What do you think I should go with?

admin answers:

I like the second rough sketch more. The first, so much of it is in the facial details, which you wouldn’t have to work for you.

Robert asks…

Got a question for Black/Death/Extreme Metal fans?

I do listen to a lot of extreme music, and I really begin to love it, but something about it turns me off totally:

the FANS.

Obviously, it’s not ALL of them, but those who do are ruining it all for me… You know, elitists who think that every band needs corpse paint and stupid HAIL SATAN lyrics with blast beats all over the song to be TRVE NEKRO-KVLT NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL… I really like blast beats and harsh vocals, it gives it a very cool atmosphere to the song, but I just can’t understand how some fans are so over-the-top, saying that if there is any melody, it’s “pussy “mainstream” sh!t” and if there’s not HAIL SATAN it’s posers who want to be trve kvlt…

I mean, it is as if you HAVE to act like a clown with corpse paint and f*ck churches to be accepted in their groups…

Whenever I check some BM or DM Youtube videos, I always see stupid discussions about Dimmu being mainstream crap or “black people are to be exterminated”… Racism, Nazism and Satanism are always on the conversation subject…

Some guy even said “oh shit, yeah u rite. death metal is meant to be soft and cute, prob. jap-orient or gay, prog, creative, etc., made by open-minded badass-looking, but fapable and powdered heirs of Jack Sparrow and Neo, brave children of a modern world. who completely “use their talent to their full potential”. oh, and they all must be totally multi-dimensional. ya rly. your stupid tolerant bullshit defending lovely modern fagXcore methulz being cool ‘n creative is getting old. ”

I mean, if even CREATIVITY is to be shunned, what the hell is there remaining? And they call US the posers? Ironic, isn’t it, that when bands become a lil’ less Satanic, they’re booed and labeled pu$$y poser metal, but when a band becomes suddenly satanic and “trve kvlt” exactly when the BM fad arrives, then they’re not posers?

*********************

I guess my rant didn’t make much sense, but I just stumbled on that article and I got really p*ssed by that: http://www.last.fm/group/Melodic+death+metal+is+a+bloody+boring+mainstream+shit+of+Satan+of+hell

I hope you understand what I mean… I still like these genres for their MUSICALITY, but seriously, if Christianity is stupid, why would singing about Satan be better? Isn’t it still religion? And nazism? racism? wtf?
And I bet most of these guys weren’t even Satanic until they began listening to BM… and they dare call us posers?

*I know not all of you are like this, of course, but yeah… some just go too far*

END rant

MQ: Do you like BM/DM/extreme Metal for the MUSIC or the “kvltness”?

admin answers:

I understand what you’re getting at. I know that fans can be a pain in the neck regardless of their genre. Look at all of the elitists… They’re all just painful. I went to see Cradle of Filth and you wouldn’t believe some of the people there that call themselves fans.

I don’t really feel like what the band thinks matters, but when the fans take it too literally, then its a problem. “Oh, we use Satan to express ourselves,” might be the bands point of view, but there are always fans who will misinterpret that with something like “Oh, we worship Satan because our favourite band told us to.” Fans are pretty good at twisting words.

I’ve never really thought of myself as an elitist, but you can see a lot of them at my school, at shows, even on the internet. You get used to it. They’re part of life at this point and you’ll learn that your rants won’t change their opinions.

Great question, awesome rant. I understand where you’re coming from.

MQ: I like the MUSIC, thank you very much. I could care less about the messages. The lyrics can be great though from an artistic point of view seeing as most of these guys are incredibly articulate and literate with what they write.

**I know elitism isn’t your main topic, but its very common in black metal and death metal.

Donna asks…

What do you think of the fans who take it way too far?

I do listen to a lot of extreme music, and I really begin to love it, but something about it turns me off totally:

the FANS.

Obviously, it’s not ALL of them, but those who do are ruining it all for me… You know, elitists who think that every band needs corpse paint and stupid HAIL SATAN lyrics with blast beats all over the song to be TRVE NEKRO-KVLT NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL… I really like blast beats and harsh vocals, it gives it a very cool atmosphere to the song, but I just can’t understand how some fans are so over-the-top, saying that if there is any melody, it’s “***** “mainstream” sh!t” and if there’s not HAIL SATAN it’s posers who want to be trve kvlt…

I mean, it is as if you HAVE to act like a clown with corpse paint and f*ck churches to be accepted in their groups…

Whenever I check some BM or DM Youtube videos, I always see stupid discussions about Dimmu being mainstream crap or “black people are to be exterminated”… Racism, Nazism and Satanism are always on the conversation subject…

Some guy even said “oh ****, yeah u rite. death metal is meant to be soft and cute, prob. ***-orient or gay, prog, creative, etc., made by open-minded badass-looking, but fapable and powdered heirs of Jack Sparrow and Neo, brave children of a modern world. who completely “use their talent to their full potential”. oh, and they all must be totally multi-dimensional. ya rly. your stupid tolerant ******** defending lovely modern fagXcore methulz being cool ‘n creative is getting old. ”

I mean, if even CREATIVITY is to be shunned, what the hell is there remaining? And they call US the posers? Ironic, isn’t it, that when bands become a lil’ less Satanic, they’re booed and labeled pu$$y poser metal, but when a band becomes suddenly satanic and “trve kvlt” exactly when the BM fad arrives, then they’re not posers?

*********************

I guess my rant didn’t make much sense, but I just stumbled on that article and I got really p*ssed by that: http://www.last.fm/group/Melodic+death+metal+is+a+bloody+boring+mainstream+shit+of+Satan+of+hell

I hope you understand what I mean… I still like these genres for their MUSICALITY, but seriously, if Christianity is stupid, why would singing about Satan be better? Isn’t it still religion? And nazism? racism? wtf?
And I bet most of these guys weren’t even Satanic until they began listening to BM… and they dare call us posers?

*I know not all of you are like this, of course, but yeah… some just go too far*

END rant

MQ: Do you like BM/DM/extreme Metal for the MUSIC or the “kvltness”?

admin answers:

You’ve got some REALLY good points here.

I wonder though, how much of this is influenced by the artists themselves? Not their music, but their persona.

Take for instance the classic case of VARG VIKERNES. There is no doubt that this man had at least some influenced over people. Whether it was his actions (murder, church burning) or his views (satanic, racist, misogynistic) that had the most influence, it was certainly not his music.

So, is there any DIRECT connection between Death Metal MUSIC and satanism?
I’d argue not. Rather, those that play death metal are often involved in Sataniasm.

[Death metal ---> played by musicians ---> who happen to be satanists]

THEREFORE, it is (as you’ve said) ridiculous to claim that a melodious DM song is not Satanic enough, because the music and the Satanism are two completely different things.

End rant?

BQ: Not my metal of choice, so I really only listen to it when it comes on the radio. I guess that counts as for the MUSIC.

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