Mylar Tissue Water

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by hminky, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. hminky

    hminky Member

    I found silver mylar tissue in the gift wrap section at the store. I glued it to pieces of masonite with spray fixative.

    I over rippled the first with gloss matte medium. They need to be more subtle.


    The second I just gave it a light dusting of Dullcote to tone down the shine and added a few ripply areas to break up the surface.


  2. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Well, finally a good use for god awful stuff(mylar that is). What did you use under the mylar film Harold?
  3. hminky

    hminky Member

    It is just the metallic silver wrapping tissue glued to a piece of masonite. All the colors are from the surroundings. Since I was in a hurry I wasn't careful and dirt got under the mylar and is a bit bumpy, noticeable in the second picture. Just exploring new possiblities for making realistic water so these are just mockups to see how things look.

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the info Harold. It looks great the way you have done it.
  5. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Ah yes, good old masonite. It's a good look, very realistic
  6. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Another source for mylar is the local florist shop. Get one of their mylar balloons and let the helium out (by using it to talk funny of course. :D )
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    That's really great Harold. a lot easier to work with than glass, you can cut it to shape, that's the neat part
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Fantastic idea, Harold!

    I've seen many of those silvery Mylar balloons and always thought "What a silly stuff - oh well, perhaps good enough for kids..."
    Hey, now I look at them quite differently... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Thanks for sharing your great scenery ideas with us!

  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I just love it when someone looks at a product that's been around for a long time, and they see the possible use for it as a scenery product.
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Thank you Harold, once again, for a great modeling tip.....

  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Its true what they say, "you can lead a horse to mylar..." :)
    Nice idea with a terrific reflective appearance!
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    But you can't make him reflect on the experience. :oops: :D :D :D
  13. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member



    Thank you,

    Mark :thumb:
  14. hminky

    hminky Member

    While out looking for Mylar foil I found this silver balloon at a party store it creates a neat effect:

    I haven't found a source for this exact product on the web and this was purchased at a local store in Dover, DE. There are smaller ones available on the web but I don't know what they look like.
    Mylar foil is used for hydroponic gardening and is available in 50" wide x 25,50 and 100 foot long rolls.

    Just a thought
  15. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    That'll work !!! Thanks again, Harold....


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