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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:21 pm

Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 @ 5:01:46 AMHello, wanted to introduce myself and say hello.I am interested in learning more about painting windows and found this terrific site.I am a painter, but have never tried painting windows. Just sort of a duh. I have been looking for ideas and patterns just to get a feel of this new format for me.I am going to approach my first customer to see if they would be interested in having their window painted. May have to be a free one, but what the heck.Look forward to hearing from you all.From what I have seen, some pretty impressive work being done.Cher
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:21 pm

Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 @ 9:28:17 AMHi! yes Finaly a reply from a year and a half ago lol.Well, Did you paint any windows??? Just wondering.I havent been onthis site in a while or i would have replied to ya sooner! 
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:21 pm

Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 @ 12:49:32 PMHello.. wow.. an answer.. YIPPIELOLHappy New Year.Well yes I have painted some ... I love doing them.The first one I did for an ice cream shop and well ended up being a freebie. However, was still a ton of fun.Tried talking with some of the grocery stores in my area but no go. Corporate would not let them allow me to paint the windows for the holidays because it was not politically correct to do so.. UGHNow I have my own aibrush studio and I ended up with sliding glass doors which is not great for the customers, but terrific for me. LOL I have painted them several times. Unfortunately, I was not able to complete the Christmas or New Years design this past year because I was sort of swamped with Christmas orders for the airbrushing.Gonna do another theme window, just don't know what it is just yet.Thank you for asking.
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:22 pm

Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 @ 7:24:25 AMGreat!! Happy New Year to you too! I know EXACTLY what you mean about the politicaly(sp) correct, everything is politicaly correct unless we're doing it lol. know what i mean? WEll my first job was a freebee too but then i got about 5 jobs from that one then we dropped off flyers got a few jobs with it but it fizzled out , well i dont know if IT fizzled or I fizzled lol .. so sick of hearing no no no no can only hear it so many times before you start feeling stupid! ppl would say no before I even showed them the flyer it was depressing.I would LOVE to see pictures of your work do you have any or a website? By the way my flyer were for windows and wall murals.my website is http://www.painted-petals.com dont forget the -I also do decorative painting. wish i knew how to get busy so i didnt have work my regular job.I bougfht an airbrush and paints and im sooooo lost with it. I always want to touch the tip to whatever Im painting lol like a regular brush, maybe once we get a house i will have a work shop in back and i can practice regularly. Well Have a great day! send me sonme pics my email is on my website Suzanne
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:22 pm

Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 @ 1:44:08 AMHi Suzanne, I checked out your website and LOVED what I saw. You are a pro. I have three questions for you if you would be so kind to help me out...#1 What type of paint & brushes do you use to have such a smooth & even looking result? #2 Do you use reverse painting? #3 Do you use a stencil to do your lettering? For instance, the 'Seasons Greetings' and 'Bridal Gallery' lettering looks absolutely perfect.I have been practicing with acrylic paint on a 24" x 24" sheet of glass. I have noticed that the acrylic paint is streaky and see-thru. It takes 3 coats of paint to have it look right, but then it looks globby. I may be using the wrong type of paint/brush. I have discovered a window artist in my area and I noticed that his painting is somewhat rough to the touch and the colors don't look as rich as your paint does. Any help would be great as I would love to start painting soon. Thank you in advance.Rachael
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:23 pm

Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 @ 8:19:43 AMHi Rachael,Thank you!! THats so nice of you.For the Seasons greetings scroll it was reverse painting all of my windows are reverse painting except one and I used Prang tempera paint they wash off REALLY EASY its great for seasonal windows it goes on sooooo easy and for any area over an inch wide I use use foam brushes by Jen they say Jen on the wood handle and they coast about 35 cents! yippie! you can get the in half inch to like 2 or 3 inches. The foam brushes that dont say jen make the paint VERY streaky so they have to say Jen you can find in true value and other hardware stores. and some craft shops. for smaller areas use regular brushes but very soft ones, NOT the straight brushes like used for onestroke the ones i like are almost floppy when you fill them with paint. yes i made a backwards stencils for all lettering then tape it outside the window go inside and paint! Its easy! just make sure you put it on STRAIGHT! THe bridal Gallery was permanent so I used exterior latex paint INSIDE the window. The best paint I have found for outside the window is oneshot paint it is expensive and oil based so it stinks!! I have heard flat white house pint outside the go overit with acrylics I have been affraid to try that but im sure i'll do it one day. ok im rambling sorryso if you didnt get that# 1 seasonal windows prang tempera paint with jen foam brushes and soft bristle floppy brushes lots of paint!!PERMANENT WINDOWS painted inside exterior benjamin moore house paint and some acrylics AND YES EVEN HOUSE PAINT TAKES A FEW COATS ITS A PAIN.#2 all are reverse painted but one#3 everything i have done freehand except for lettering I have made stencils freehand or on the computer you just have to scale it right on the comp and when you print it make sure its backwards if youre doing reverse painting.HOpe this helped you and didnt confuse you!send me some pictures when you get started andHAVE FUN !!!!!!THe most important thing i tell myself when i start I get soooooo nervous before the brush hits the window the first stroke is the most difficult to me and i just take a deep breath and say its only paint it can wash off!!Then I go for it Good Luck,SuzanneIf using permanent paint bring clean sharp razor blades so you can scrape off any drips or wiggles after the paint dries! If you can afford the tape they sell on this website I would suggest getting it its by Gordi it explains a lot and i think its 35.00 i got it and thats how i started.
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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:23 pm

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 @ 10:19:21 AMSuzanne,Thank you SO MUCH! You were very thorough and I appreciate it. You've really given me a better understanding of what I need to do. Thanks again!Rachael
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Hi! From A Long Time Window Painter!

Hello, everyone! I am a holiday window painter from way back and it is nice to find like minded people! I love doing my paintings and will try to add what I can to help anyone who needs it. I use tempera paints because I live in the southwest and it is pretty dry here so I don't generally have to worry about them running. Great to find you all! Have a great day!

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