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Aug 02, 2017 13:44 |  #1

https://thumb9.shutter​stock.com …r-and-hands-288158516.jpg (external link)

http://images.freeimag​es.com …blurred-glass-one-han.jpg (external link)

I'm looking to try this sort of shot... wondering what anyone has used and liked. I've looked into frosted plexiglass, it gets kinda pricey but that might just be the cost of doing it. Guessing I'd need at least 6 feet tall by 4 feet. What thickness do you think I'd need? Anyone had any luck and can offer advice?

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Aug 02, 2017 22:12 |  #2

That first image looks far more like sheer material, not plexiglass. There are ripples in the surface.


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Aug 03, 2017 12:43 as a reply to  @ Dan Marchant's post |  #3

Oh yeah, I think you are right... I think I thought that was some garment behind the glass.

OK, I'm aiming more for the second one if anyone has any info. :)


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Aug 03, 2017 12:45 |  #4

Changed the first one to another like what I'm after. :)


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Aug 03, 2017 12:48 |  #5

I agree that a sheer fabric will be an inexpensive first try - test with a clothed pal or a mannequin at first. For the look you're going for, stretch it over a frame, backdrop stands, or autopoles.

Failing that, look for a plastics supplier in your area and buy locally, 1/8"-thickness material will probably be fine - though to keep it vertical you'll need a support frame, or maybe some way to hang it from a ceiling or crossbar.

I used these guys for 4x8' sheets of clear and gloss-black acrylic, can't remember what I paid but I think it was around $40 for the clear and $50 for the gloss-black. If you live in a medium-large town there's certainly someplace similar near you.
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Aug 05, 2017 15:37 |  #6

Go with a thin material, it will be lighter and easier to get light through it. Then just build a 1x1 frame from cheap lumber at Home Depot to support it. Look for local plastic suppliers, you might even try some large sign shops in your area. You can also get a clear material and get a fine grit sand paper and use an electric sander to "frost" it your self. Not sure what the price difference is for a full sheet. It might also be cheaper to get a full sheet vs having the supplier cut it, most of that stuff comes in 4'x8' sheets like plywood.




  
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Aug 12, 2017 12:07 |  #7

I helped with a stage design a few years ago where we used white craft paper taped to clear plexi for that kind of look. Might be worth a shot. Seems to me we got plotter paper from an architect friend.


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Aug 25, 2017 12:01 |  #8

I have use cheap plastic drop cloths just make sure you get the real thin ones




  
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Aug 25, 2017 12:46 |  #9

You can buy (at home depot even) an aerosol spray to frost plexi glass. We use it all the time in Theatre. There are a few different types for different kind of frost.

http://www.homedepot.c​om …y-Paint-1903830/100195608 (external link)
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Aug 25, 2017 12:53 |  #10

CHillyDoggy wrote in post #18418376 (external link)
OK, I'm aiming more for the second one if anyone has any info. :)

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Dec 21, 2017 14:09 |  #11

Darn... posted this and forgot to come back! Thanks for all the info guys! I'm thinking I'll try the Home Depot clear acrylic & frosted spray first. I think I can do that! Ha! Need to build a stand though.


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Dec 21, 2017 14:52 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #13

Ooh, that looks like the answer! Thanks!


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