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I taped up a mirror with masking tape and hand cut out the design with an excato knife. Then I sandblasted the image onto the mirror.

I'm going to make a frame for it and maybe sandblast a simple design into the wood.
 

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damn, that's pretty good. Very professional.
 

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Hey thanks you guys, I really appreciate the compliments! :)
 

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VERY nicely done man.
 

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Sweet! Nice work, looks very tasteful. :bow: :clap:
 

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Looks awesome. :clap: How long did it take you to do it?

Are you talented and can just cut out stuff like that or is their any trick to it? I want to paint the Lotus Logo on my garage wall but am clueless how to do it. Do I download the picture onto a video projector that hooks up to a computer and then trace it or is there an easier way?

Ive seen buses that are painted with all sorts of photographic images on them for advertising. How do they do this stuff.
All I can draw are stick people:(
 

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I'm not sure how you could paint a large Lotus logo on your wall. The projector trick sounds real good to me. I believe the graphics on buses are computer generated and then printed out on super large decal paper. Kind of like a super-sized bumper sticker.

After I taped up the mirror with masking tape, I printed out the graphics on my printer and glued them onto the masking tape and let it dry overnight. The hard part was cutting out the designs by hand with an exacto knife. I used no templates as you can tell the circles are not perfectly round. It took a real steady hand several hours to do it all. The trick is to cut from the inside outward. In other words, cut the small stuff towards the center of any particular area first. If you cut the big stuff first and then move on to the small stuff, the tape will slide off because it won't have larger pieces of tape to hold on to. Makes sense? The sandblasting part only took about 5 minutes.

I'm not that artistic. I couldn't cut out a design without something to go by. I'll go ahead and post some more of my stuff so you can see how artistic (or not) I am.


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Looks awesome. :clap: How long did it take you to do it?

Are you talented and can just cut out stuff like that or is their any trick to it? I want to paint the Lotus Logo on my garage wall but am clueless how to do it. Do I download the picture onto a video projector that hooks up to a computer and then trace it or is there an easier way?

Ive seen buses that are painted with all sorts of photographic images on them for advertising. How do they do this stuff.
All I can draw are stick people:(
 

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This is a mirror of Jimi Hendrix after I cut out the design from the masking tape and before I sandblasted it.
 

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The Jimi picture file size was too big, had to make it smaller. Here it is after I cut it out and before I sandblasted it.
 

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I promise this is the last one. I sandblasted the frame on this one. I taped up the wood where the "C" is and sandblasted around it.
 

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