What is a Reverse Painting?

Welcome to the world of Reverse Painting on Glass. This technique has been considered a popular ‘art of the people’ for many centuries. The use of glass as a support for this intricate painting technique has not hindered its continuing popularity.

A reverse painting is created by painting a subject onto one side of a sheet of glass (or plexiglass) after which it is viewed from the other side of the glass, or through the glass.

Contrary to painting on a canvas or similar support this technique requires an artist to paint in reverse, or ‘back to front.’

When an artwork is created on a support such as canvas or wood panel, it is painted from the same angle and direction that it will ultimately be viewed from on completion. However, in the case of painting in reverse the painted side and the viewed side of the artwork are opposed to one another.

Similarly, an artwork that is created on a canvas usually begins with a rough outline and gradually builds towards its completion and finishing touches. With the use of this painting technique this procedure begins where it would normally end, and finishing touches such as finer details and the artist’s signature are usually applied first and the background applications of colour are added later, hence the use of the term ‘reverse painting’.

The effect that glass can give with the use of this painting technique can make it a very beautiful object. Some artists use thick glass in order to give more depth to their work.

For those who see a reverse painting on glass for the very first time it can take a little while to realise that the subject has been painted on the surface of the glass itself.

Formal and Informal Page Layouts Formats for Designing

A page layout is an art of arranging or organizing text and images (illustrations, symbols, photographs etc.) on a page or pages to create a desired and pleasing effect. A well-designed page attracts the reader’s attention and presents the material in an easy to read fashion. Modern page layout offers the Graphic Designer with many options that make his/her work very attractive, effective and unique.

i. Formal / Symmetrical layout:

This is a format that is divided into two equal parts to achieve balance. It is achieved when an imaginary vertical centre line divides the layout and each side of it contains an equal amount of copy text and illustrations. It expresses dignity and stability. The formatting “toolbar” on the computer has commands or operations which help designers in organizing their page layouts such as in typesetting their work according to specification. Examples are the Justified, Unjustified and Centered layouts.

• Justified: In this arrangement, all lines have the same length and are aligned to form a straight line at both left and right or flush left and right. Word spacing is adjusted so that each line fills the entire measure. It is the commonest format and is very easy to read. However, its demerit is that it contains a lot of hyphens.

• Unjustified: The lines of type in this format is either flushed left and rugged right or flushed right and rugged left. The flush left is common and easy to read but flush right is not popular and is difficult to read.

• Centered: Type lines in this arrangement appear rugged at both ends. The lines centered on an imaginary vertical line making it symmetrical. It is a good layout format for headlines and certificates.

ii. Informal Layout

It is also referred to as Asymmetrical Layout. This format has an informal balance. Each side contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations. Informal balance gives the artist the freedom in placing the different types and elements of design using personal opinion and taste. It is often difficult to read. Examples of the informal layout are contour, run-around and inclined layouts.

• Contour: In this style, each side contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations in an undulating form (move in a wavy pattern).

• Run-around: In this format, each side of the layout contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations in a circular form.

• Inclined: In this layout style, each side of the layout contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations which are slanted to either left or right (diagonal pattern).

Spotlight Your Special Event With Custom Wall Graphics

Everyone’s seen them, those walls behind the stars at every red carpet event. With every step the rich and famous take, photographers capture their images and the image behind them featuring a sponsor’s logo. The step and repeat wall gets its name from its original use as a backdrop for photo ops at Hollywood events like the Oscars. As stars walked past photographers, each one would pause for a photo shoot. The star would “step” to just the right place, a photo would be taken, and then the next star in line would be asked to “repeat” the process. Step and repeat walls are usually printed with a repeating image of sponsors’ logos. An event with multiple sponsors might include several logos. Charities sometimes use wall graphics for their events as a way of recognizing contributors.

But the famous aren’t the only ones worthy of a great photo opportunity. These step and repeat walls or banners are now staples at events around the world. From charity golf scrambles to summer concerts, event planners everywhere are including step and repeat walls in their decor. You can turn your event into a VIP experience for guests, and give them the star treatment, with your own custom printed wall graphics.

Defines the Event and the Event Space

Custom-printed walls allow you to control your event’s space and appearance.

Using the media wall printing technology, your custom wall graphics print can be printed onto removable vinyl and installed directly onto the walls at an event site, or vinyl or fabric walls printing can be created and mounted onto portable frames.

Not only do these graphic walls provide a custom visual backdrop for your event, but they can also serve to define and divide your event space. Just as the step and repeat walls in Hollywood guide stars down the red carpet, so you can guide your guests into your next event. Custom printed fabric walls can divide a space or hide an unattractive feature in a rented event space. For outdoor or combination indoor and outdoor events, step and repeat walls can help contain crowds and keep your brand on display.

Set the Stage for Selfies

Do you remember the photo backdrops from your high school dances? They might have been ore-printed on cardboard or painted by the art students and were usually designed to match the dance’s theme. Or maybe you’ve seen them in old photos of kids with Santa with the fake snow and workshop in the background. Well, media walls have come a long way since then! Now you can choose your graphics and have them custom printed. Your style and design can be temporarily applied to the walls of your event location or printed on portable fabric or vinyl. Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind image for their personal photo ops. Using custom media wall printing, wedding guests can pose with the happy couple and charitable events can leverage the power of selfies to get the word out. Large or small, you can share your brand or your idea with your guests and their social media followers.

Our style and design can be temporarily applied to the walls of your event location or printed on portable fabric or vinyl.

Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind image for their personal photo ops. Using custom media wall printing, wedding guests can pose with the happy couple and charitable events can leverage the power of selfies to get the word out.

Large or small, you can share your brand or your idea with your guests and their social media followers.

So whether you’re planning a wedding party, a charity race, an awards ceremony or just a fun family get together, give your guests the star treatment with custom printed graphics from Twiisted Media!