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59039Re: [Authentic_SCA] Authenticity good-- so how to hide the RV?

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  • Susanne Hibbert
    Jun 1, 2012
      Darma Trading has very wide scenery canvas and other extra wide and relatively cheap canvases. They have reduced rate the more you buy. They also carry many fabric paints and dyes. They are online. I was introduced to this company many years ago. Take a look and get inspired.
      Brother Timothy of An Tir and Artimisia fame uses good quality house paint and it works for him. One pavilion top was painted a bright yellow many years ago. Anytime it gets very dirty, he re-paints it. He has had no pealing or cracking and it is only a bit faded. He also painted the dags on another pavilion with cheap black house paint. Again no complaints. You should run a test piece first.....
      PS Americana paints are useable on any and all surfaces. I did some stenciling and stamping on the first set of "walls". That was ten years ago, and I wash them once a year!

      From: Cynthia Ley <cley56@...>
      To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Ann Seeton <gakaiaraan@...>
      Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 1:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Authenticity good-- so how to hide the RV?

      On 6/1/2012 11:03 AM, Ann Seeton wrote:
      > cozy? That would be one HUGE cozy.
      > But if I did macrame to create diamond panes for over the window
      > areas, and
      > padded rope for over the top and to hold the side and end panels. It would
      > need to have some way to peg the bottom to the ground, and durable enough
      > material to hold up in the wind when parked at an event.... If top and
      > bottom and corners had sleeves for PVC pipe, then...
      > But painted. Do they make paint that is flexible enough that this could be
      > done on canvas and rolled up?
      I know folks who have done it using house paint.

      Do you get TI? A few issues back, there was an article on how to make
      hangings to cover mundanities as are found in hotels--I'm willing to bet
      you can pick up some helpful tips from it. It's the sort of thing where
      I've seen the results, but I've never had occasion to actually do it.

      I have also heard that it is possible to get painter's cloths on the
      cheap, and those things are big.

      Is this is how you decide to go, you could draft the design and make a
      group project out of it too. Be a fun way to share a project and learn
      how to do it. :-)

      Where do you hail from?

      Arlys in Three Mountains (Portland), An Tir

      > On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Cynthia Ley <Cley56@...
      > <mailto:Cley56%40comcast.net>> wrote:
      > > Why not make a trailer cozy? Since your house is big, you could paint it
      > > to look a medieval inn or hostel, as best suits you and your culture and
      > > time period. After all, you are traveling.
      > >
      > > Arlys
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > My main problem is that I like authenticity but hate tents. I own a
      > > huge
      > > white RV. I want to do something with it to make it less offensive. I
      > > thought about painting it up like a gypsy wagon but those are really not
      > > period, cool and old fashioned as they appear. I considered painting
      > it to
      > > look like a sleeping dragon with a sign, "enchanted dragon please do not
      > > disturb" and make it funny. I thought about giving it black beams and
      > > making it look tudor, but that doesn't fit with the persona.
      > >
      > > I suspect the best thing I can do is have a tent in the camp for the day
      > > and sleep in the parking area.
      > >
      > > Any ideas for how I might make it less offensively modern?
      > >
      > > Ann of Wellborn, called Forgetful
      > >
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