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Ok, so just playing with Gimp brushes, a rough sketch of some sort of a flower design. I'll have to paint it on my own on the actual panel--these are just brushes made by someone else that I'm using as placeholders.

I don't know if I'll do color or just black silhouettes.



Oil painting might be bad because I probably won't be able to make the layers thin enough for the final clear coat to be smooth. I'll have to think about it.
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Does that look pink to me?
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i see pink too tongue.gif looks like it will be fun smile.gif
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What a beautiful color. Subbed.
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That's the exact color of my mothers office. The actual spray paint color is a bit more blue, as pictured on the can in post 1 biggrin.gif. Also screen calibration - it's more pink from my iPad.
   
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I just did a little touch up painting on the white trim in my Arc Midi. I painted it lime green. I'm thinking of pulling off the front and top mesh and painting that lime green as well. Do you think that would be too much green?

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I think it would look cool, personally.
   
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Oil painting would definitely seem like a bad idea, stick with acrylics or just cut out a stencil and use spraypaint IMHO. Case looks real nice, the window turned out great!
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

I think it would look cool, personally.

Yeah me too, I already started on the first coat! Last thing I will do after this is replace the stock PWR and HDD LED's with green.

Also I did my last case lighting with HitLight's LEDs, 16ft for $15 on Amazon, you just have to solder your own power source but you can chose your length.
(Sorry I'm not trying to thread jack, we just have similar cases and I like what you're doing with yours so I just wanted to throw some ideas back and forth with you)



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Oil painting would definitely seem like a bad idea, stick with acrylics or just cut out a stencil and use spraypaint IMHO. Case looks real nice, the window turned out great!

Thank you <3

I am using oil-based enamel for the color and the clear coat. How would using acrylic under an oil-based enamel make sense? If anything, oil pants make more sense, and I'm already used to using them. But... they do take a really long time to dry. So I'll have to rethink what I will use after all. But oil-based clear coat over acrylic would be a no in my opinion.
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Yeah me too, I already started on the first coat! Last thing I will do after this is replace the stock PWR and HDD LED's with green.

Also I did my last case lighting with HitLight's LEDs, 16ft for $15 on Amazon, you just have to solder your own power source but you can chose your length.
(Sorry I'm not trying to thread jack, we just have similar cases and I like what you're doing with yours so I just wanted to throw some ideas back and forth with you)

No worries! I'm going to have bluish-purple LED fans and purple LED strips. Probably not going to plug the power button LED at all, as it's blue, and there's going to be enough glow to tell that the computer is on biggrin.gif
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