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Alex Kilcup
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Hi, I am building a new, LARGE shadow screen illusion...7'x7' to be exact, and I need to know where abouts can I find something to cover that opening? I would like it to be white, and also be able to bust through it. Any ideas would GREATLY be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Check with a sign shop. If that doesn't work, could you piece together butcher paper or tablecloth paper and paint some sort of design, like window mullions, along the seams?
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Table closth covering is a good option. You may want to run a perforation blade on the paper where you plan to break through.

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Some of them use a Tyvec material with Velcro on the tear through area.

But you have not lived until you lead the team through the paper and fall flat on your face......I've lived.

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On 2010-11-20 17:18, hugmagic wrote:
Some of them use a Tyvec material with Velcro on the tear through area.

But you have not lived until you lead the team through the paper and fall flat on your face......I've lived.

Richard


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Alex Kilcup
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Thanks everybody...I like the butcher paper idea(its what I currently use) but unfortunately I am out and there isn't enough time to order a new roll in (first show for this prop is Dec 10th, so I am going to try the table cloth approach. Hopefully my video will be able to project onto that. If not I will take a large white bed sheet and use velcro tabs all around it, and then I will be able to just rip it off.

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On 2010-11-22 13:30, Alex Kilcup wrote:
Thanks everybody...I like the butcher paper idea(its what I currently use) but unfortunately I am out and there isn't enough time to order a new roll in (first show for this prop is Dec 10th, so I am going to try the table cloth approach. Hopefully my video will be able to project onto that. If not I will take a large white bed sheet and use velcro tabs all around it, and then I will be able to just rip it off.

Alex Kilcup


Butcher paper should be available at any restaurant or janitorial supply house in Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan or Ontario)...
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I don't really know of any type of store rather in Soo Mich or Soo Ont. I'm gonna go out tomorrow looking around and ill update everyone what I find.

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Many years ago when I ran out of butcher paper, I simply went to the meat department of the local supermarket and told them I was in a bind.
They let me buy a roll from them.
Sadly, I lost it in a divorce. Never did figure out what she needed it for!

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If she was anything like my last she needed it to p*ss you off.



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Many years ago when I ran out of butcher paper, I simply went to the meat department of the local supermarket and told them I was in a bind.
They let me buy a roll from them.
Sadly, I lost it in a divorce. Never did figure out what she needed it for!

-Philip
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Hm. Might be the same woman.

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Yeah, I was about to say, she didn't need it for anything... she just didn't want YOU to have it.
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Alex Kilcup
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Sorry for not being on in a while I have been very busy recently. I talked to some people...and what I have done is on the 8x8frame I have put small velcro tabs all around it, and on the sheet I have sewn on the other side of tabs to a modified king size bed sheet...I then just have to grab the sheet and pull.
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Alex,

That is a good alternative. Schools used to be able to buy ginormous rolls of "craft paper". Seems to me like they were about 7 or 8 feet wide. You might want to check witrh a local school in the Soo or Cheboygan, St. Iggy or Mackinaw City. They might be able to guide you.

I live in Harrisville...just two hours south of the bridge...I get to the Soo frequently. We ought to get together Sometime.
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Another possibility is to buy the end rools of newsprint from a printer. Thin enough for light to shine through (I think) yet thin enough to bust through easily.
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