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hey /diy/,

today i have a very specific demand.

i'm trying to determine if it would be possible to dye or paint a piece of fabric so that it would be opaque under normal light, but would be transparent (not fully transparent, but enough to reveal what's behind it) under harder lighting condition - such as a ray of sunlight hitting it directly.

i have a few ideas to start with - acquiring a very thin piece of fabric, painting it with a mix of transparent oil paint and painting medium to dilute it, but i'm not sure if that would work.

any ideas or leads are welcome.
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Scrim fabrics are lightweight, woven cotton and effectively see-through when they're lit from an oblique angle, but appear solid when lit from the front. OR do you only want to use that fabric?
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>>929111
im not set on a particular fabric, i just need one that would retain a certain transparency once coated with a very thin layer of oil paint.
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http://www.chicagocanvas.com/shop/theater-fabrics/scrim/

Try this fabric. Used it in the theatre years ago.
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>>929120
i'm not in the us, i tried finding an equivalent in france but it does not exist here.

i envy you so much, you have access to a lot more materials in the us. not only fabric but pretty much anything else is easier to find, and you have a way wider choice.

anyway, does anyone have another idea? is this thing even doable at all?
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>>929577
Try looking on Chinese supply sites like Alibaba or aliexpress they have a huge supply and most of the stuff in the US came from there anyway
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