Esferas para Navidad Tips *Christmas Balls* Pintura Facil Para Ti.wmv


Uploaded by PinturaFacil on 11.01.2011

Transcript:
Hi! I’m Mathie from Pintura Facil Para Ti (easy painting for you)
Today, I would like to answer several questions you have made concerning this Christmas sphere.
The first question is: What to use to hold the sphere?
How do I keep the sphere in the wanted position?
I feel a little bit embarrassed to say it but I guess it is quite helpful.
I normally use one of the plastic measuring cups of my daughter's cough medicine.
Its round shape is perfect to hold the ball and
its size helps me to paint the sphere without problem
and it's particularly helpful during the drying time.
If you can find something similar it will be very useful.
The next question is: What kind of color to use for the sphere?
We use stained glass paint, paint for crystal or glass decoration.
It is a water-soluble paint that doesn't require solvents.
As you have seen in videos one and two, it is a quite thick paint with a milky appearance.
It seems to have been mixed with white color or with some milk.
Right after painting, the color is very thin and clear, like a light green, a light blue
or sky blue and as soon as the color starts to dry it becomes more definite and crystal clear.
You can almost see through the color.
The next question has to do with the drying time.
Definitely, this type of paint takes about 20-30 minutes to dry.
Of course, in the summertime or in a tropical climate country it takes less time to dry.
Right now it's winter here, so each segment will take 20 to 30 minutes to dry, depending on the amount of paint we use.
I like to put a lot so that it is really covered.
Therefore, what I suggest to do, to save time, is to paint at a time, many spheres.
So, while one is getting dry, you can start painting another one on the side.
In this way, you can paint 5 or 6, or as many as you want and when you finish the last one,
the first one will be dry and you can continue painting it.
Working in parallel, you won't waste time and you will accelerate your work considerably.
Another question was, and here we need to find a good example,
like this one here for instance: Why some areas are more crystalline and other ones darker?
Just imagine that when I'm painting this area, the paint is still wet, I have used a lot of paint
because I want to cover it all well, of course.
What's happened? If I've had the sphere in this position, for instance,
the paint is going to slide towards this end.
I can even feel it with my finger. If I touch with my finger I can feel the relief.
Here, in this area the paint is thicker than here, where there is less paint.
That is why it's clearer or darker in some areas.
When you pass your finger and feel a bulging, it means that there is more amount of paint on it.
If you don't like it, but I particularly think it looks more like stained glass,
but if you don't like these differences, the only thing you have to do is to let dry the area in an upright position,
looking at the top and it will be completely covered like this one I've painted here.
In this way, you avoid brighter and darker nuances, sliding of the paint and you will have more evenness.
I hope I was able to answer your questions to your entire satisfaction.
If you have any other question, you can write it on the web
comments or in the YouTube channel PinturaFacilParaTi.com
Here, in this area the paint is thicker than here, where there is less paint.
That is why it's clearer or darker in some areas.
When you pass your finger and feel a bulging, it means that there is more amount of paint on it.
If you don't like it, but I particularly think it looks more like stained glass,
but if you don't like these differences, the only thing you have to do is to let dry the area in an upright position,
looking at the top and it will be completely covered like this one I've painted here.
In this way, you avoid brighter and darker nuances, sliding of the paint and you will have more evenness.
I hope I was able to answer your questions to your entire satisfaction.
If you have any other question, you can write it on the web
comments or in the YouTube channel PinturaFacilParaTi.com