Avoid “Pink Shirt Syndrome!” Learn How To Make Convincing Bloody Costumes That Won’t Stain Everything Else

Costume Artist Denise Wallace-Spriggs is back with another fantastic use for Rosco CrystalGel! She has used CrystalGel in many of her projects as costume craft artisan/dyer at the Huntington Theatre...

Jenny Knott October 23, 2018 Questions?

3 Useful Scenic Solutions Using Rosco CrystalGel

There’s no denying that CrystalGel is a great product. There’s hardly a substrate that it won’t adhere to, and you can always count on it to make a great faux stained-glass window or if you need to...

Angelique Powers October 04, 2018 Questions?

Historical Painting Techniques For The Modern Scenic

I worked with Wendy Waszut-Barrett, President of Historic Stage Services, LLC, to teach a two-day scene painting class at CITT/ICTS RENDEZ-VOUS 2018. We merged historical scene painting techniques...

Jenny Knott September 20, 2018 Questions?

Defuse The Glitter Bomb! How To Create Sparkly Costumes Without The Glittery Fallout

Last winter, Anita Yavich, the Costume Designer for the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” needed a pair of hot pink, glitter roller skates. Keeping with the updated...

Jenny Knott May 29, 2018 Questions?

A UV Effect Gives An Angel Its Wings

In January 2017 I taught a workshop entitled “Depth and Dimension with UV Paint” for Southwest USITT, which was hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The challenge was to “surprise” the...

Jenny Knott May 03, 2018 Questions?

Pro-Tips For Painting Pretty Patinas

Aged metal – it’s a technique we scenic artists create all the time, and each of us has 4-6 recipes in our paint-stained pockets that we’re ready to pull out at any time. But sometimes, the set...

Angelique Powers March 02, 2018 Questions?

Silver Ain’t Steel - But It Can Be! How To Paint A Faux Steel Effect

I thought the first time I was asked to paint a full faux metal set was a fluke, a once in a blue moon event that would be fun and challenging. Well I was wrong. I have since been asked to paint four...

Angelique Powers January 23, 2018 Questions?

Paint Your Own Magical Nutcracker Christmas Tree

Scenic Artist, Donna Wymore specializes in the popular “Growing Christmas Trees” that are necessary for any production of The Nutcracker. While her company, Tuxedo Junction Fine Art, rents and sells...

Angelique Powers December 05, 2017 Questions?

A Modern Haunted Effect With A Vintage Touch

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California’s oldest seaside amusement park, recently underwent a $14MM renovation. The process blended old-time nostalgia with modern thrills to enhance their guest...

Tatiana Massano October 30, 2017 Questions?

The Art Of Schlepitchka – And Other Secret Scenic Artist Tricks

Jamie Clausius is both the resident Designer and Scenic Artist for backdrop designs at Tobins Lake Studios. Recently, she needed to create a generic cornfield backdrop design for their rental stock...

Angelique Powers October 12, 2017 Questions?