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When working in a visual medium, how do I avoid incorrect color?

As photographers know, the color of light is usually not white, and when working in your home, you're often working under tungsten bulbs (or similar) which have a warm tone to the light or with ...
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Best sort of artificial light for indoor painting

At one time, people would get plant grow lights that mimicked sunlight. Those were pretty much limited to fluorescent tubes that went in "shoplight" type fixtures. Those are still available, but "...
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Is there an easily accessible way to make a surface very bright white?

What you're making is fairly similar to an integrating sphere used in my line of work. Coatings are traditionally barium sulphate or magnesium oxide in the form of fine powder. The former is used as ...
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How to create a luminescent (glowing) effect with a crystal ball and LEDs?

To get that glowing effect, light needs to radiate out in all directions. A perfectly clear ball won't diffuse any of the light entering it. It will act like a lens. Light from the LEDs will pass ...
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When working in a visual medium, how do I avoid incorrect color?

Note: replace North with South if you are in the Southern hemisphere Generally speaking: aim to draw or paint in North light. North light is that which comes from windows facing North. If you're ...
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Best sort of artificial light for indoor painting

Your ultimate goal is to replicate natural sunlights. Have a look at a comparison between different light sources and natural sunlight: Image source Emission spectra of different light sources: (...
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Are silver lined seed beads appropriate for turkish or mosaic lamps?

I don't have experiences with translucent mosaiks, but silver lined beads will create a very different look than your example image. The main goal of silver lining beads is to make them more visible ...
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How to make a candle holder with very small transparent windows

The Cameo Silhouette will cut metal foil, and I suspect the Cricut will perform in a similar manner. Metal foil will certainly be heat resistant and also quite opaque where needed. It's likely you'll ...
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How to make a candle holder with very small transparent windows

Printing with a black and white laser printer onto acetate would be worth a try, assuming you've currently used an inkjet or even a colour laser. It would also be a good idea to threshold the image ...
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Is there an easily accessible way to make a surface very bright white?

You could use a high quality commercial interior matte white paint. Use matte to expose the most surface area to the light and cut down on hot spots. With the reflectivity of the top white paints in ...
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Can I paint the silicone cover on an LED strip?

You are contending with multiple issues--coating silicone and color/brightness. As fred_dot_u mentioned in a comment, silicone is one of the few things that will stick to silicone. If the surface of ...
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What range of wall color options would be generally considered aesthetically viable for a room with colored light bulbs?

White is the best option for colored bulbs. Anything else would be more limiting. I have a video about this subject, but I have recieved complaints on this site for posting links to my videos, so... ...
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