Great tip! I have a Michaels near-by. Did you have to do something special to set the paint? Iron it or anything? or is as easy as that? Thanks! I feel like a bit of a woos, if you all are flying at night in Anchorage. I blew off great winds today because it was raining and 45! Thanks. I'd love to see your pics.
No need to iron. Just give it 24-48 hours to dry. Also...It isn't toxic. B-Pro
This one was a simple change. The white panels on my kite were slightly stained when I got it, so I decided to do a it bit differently. It is the standard "race hot" B-Pro, but I painted the white panels. Half blue and half green. The photo is showing only the first coating with the paint markers, so you can see a bit of "edging" on it. I'm not really sure if I'm going to do anything with the center or bottom "rocker" panels yet... 1.5 SLE
This one I just wanted a more "rainbow" look, so I started to paint and this is how it ended up. Painting on the Mylar takes longer to dry, but has a great effect because it's still transparent. RWB 1.5 SUL
This was the kite I started my experimentation with the paint pens we got from Michaels. I had a mishap with the center star so had to come up with a fix. I am, in no way, an artist. I just wanted something different and I originally got this kite for Alaska's 50th anniversary, so I kinda went a bit crazy. If you look, you'll see that there are stripes on the red and blue panels. This was done using the same color pen as the kite color, but a darker shade. It gives it an odd look that really comes in handy on a "partly cloudy" day when both the blue and white panels blend into the sky.
I call it the "Tooty Fruty Red White and Blue-tee" ...
I just like to have my kites a bit more personalized and since we have quite a few rev fliers up here (though not a single one of them will come fly with me when it's below freezing, let alone below zero) I wanted to be able to tell which ones were mine so I didn't accidentally start flying someone else's.
Edited by SynTaks, 25 January 2010 - 12:47 AM.