Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Solar Screen Painting

Posted by pezabelle (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 25, 11 at 12:41

As I mentioned over on the Conversations side, I have done several painting on solar screen and what fun!

The screen is made of a plastic like, double woven fiber and is much more substantial than regular window/door screen. It has an almost flat surface.

I painted a Barb Jones halloween design from the Oct 2009 Quick and Easy magazine, and although her design is not something I would usually paint, I really like the colors and the shoe and of course the pumpkins.

With screen painting there is virtually no base coating or very little, and the screen is your background. When a deeper more substantial color is needed, only a second or third coat is needed. The only thing that really should be addressed is you have to take care to keep a clean, dry paper towel under you work at all times, as the paint will go though the holes in the screen....but it's easy!

I have several Monika Brink designs that I am going to do on the screen, and I am going to try a simple base coat to help the design stand out rather than on a black background.

I will post pictures after I take them at the show on Sat.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Solar Screen Painting

Belle, thrilled to hear you will be posting pictures for us. The screen painting sounds interesting. No base coating would sure speed up the painting process on alot of projects.

With your painting skills I can hardly wait to see what you share!


RE: Solar Screen Painting

I am also anxious to see what you have done with screen. Sounds very interesting.


RE: Solar Screen Painting

Thank you all for you kind words!!!!

I posted a lot of photos and one in response to Cathy's query about screen painting.

If I every agree to do a craft show....please call the little men in the white jackets.....


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here