|Publication number||US3057097 A|
|Publication date||Oct 9, 1962|
|Filing date||Oct 21, 1957|
|Priority date||Oct 21, 1957|
|Publication number||US 3057097 A, US 3057097A, US-A-3057097, US3057097 A, US3057097A|
|Original Assignee||David Douglas|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (12), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 9, 1962 D, DOUGLAS 3,057,097
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PAINTERS' APPARATUS Filed oct. 21, 1957 2 sheets-sheet 2 INVENToR. D Avn; DQUGLAS BYWQIMM A-r-roRNEY United States This invention relates to painters apparatus -for ornamentation and particularly to lthe creation of three dimensional pictures.
The object of this invention is to provide apparatus of this type which will enable those unskilled in sculpture and painting to readily create a `framed colored embossrnent or picture in relief.
This object is accomplished by apparatus including a member of molded plastic sheet performed to simulate a wooden :frame and having embossed within such frame the outline and components of a conventional figure. This member may be transparent or opaque. In the case of the transparent member, a print is glued or otherwise removably adhered to the back of the member. This print has marked on it in outline the same background, gure, and components as those on the molded member arranged in juxtaposition therewith. On this print, within the different outlined areas, are numbers or other indicia which are keyed with like numbers or indicia on vialsv of the paint to be applied to such areas.
In the case of the opaque member, the background, figure, components, and numbers are outlined by screening the Alines and numbers directly on its surface. No print is thus needed.
For a detailed descrip-tion of painters apparatus ernbodying this invention, reference is made to the following specification read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective of painters apparatus embodying this invention and employing a transparent member;
FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of FIG. l;
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of painters apparatus en1- bodying a modification of this invention employing an opaque member; and
FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4.
II-n both modifications of the painters apparatus shown in this application the conventional figure used for illustratin-g the invention is that of a cardinal perched on a limb. Many other conventional figures -may be used. These requiring a greater number of different colors to fill in the components of the gure are considered more difficult. The apparatus may also by supplied in sets having related subject matter.
In both modifications of the painters apparatus, a plastic sheet is molded so as to have flat portions or areas which lie in a vbase plane adapting the apparatus to rest against and be adhered to a wall. The fiat portions usually provide the background for the picture. A frame is formed by a forwardly projecting short inner edge 12, longer forwardly and outwardly iiari-ng faces 14, and rearwardly projecting sides 16. The sides 16 terminate substantially in the same plane as the at portions 10. I't is preferable to provide the faces 14 with embossments, as shown, simulating the texture of Wood.
The outline o-f a cardinal `18 and a limb 20` (including stems and leaves) is embossed forwardly from the flat area 10 within the frame. Components such as wings 22, eyes 24, and crest 26 are embossed outwardly from the outlined figure.
In the modification shown in FIGS. l and 2, the apparatus is made of transparent plastic. In order to have an outline of the figure and its components to show and mark the areas which are to be painted with a specified color, a print 2.8 is glued or otherwise removably adhered to the back of the flat portion 10. rl'ihis print covers the entire framed portion and has outlined thereon the cardinal 18, branch 20, and the components, such as 22, 24 and 26. Within the areas so outlined on the print 28 are printed numbers, as shown, which are keyed to numbers on vials containing the paint to be applied to such areas. The outlines on the print are in juxtaposition with the outlines o-f the embossrnents on the sheet.
In the ymodification shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the apparatus is made of opaque plastic material. In this case, the outline of the cardinal, limb, components and identification are placed on the surface of the plastic by well-known silk screening process.
Unpainted embossed apparatus is supplied to the unskilled painter with vials containing paint marked with the number of the parts to which such paints -is to be applied. It has been found preferable to advise the unskilled painter to paint the smallest areas first, and stay within the outlined areas, filling them completely. In the modification of FIGS. 1 and 2, the painter sights through the transparent plastic directly over the area that is being painted. Thus, the sides and rounded surfaces of the embossed area will be painted to outline on the print with the proper color. The wood-grained frame may be furnished in a natural color or may be colored by the painter to lmatch whatever decor is present in his home. As one becomes more skilled in applying the paint, special details such as feathers can be colored to conform with true life or complex color prints of the cardinal.
Painters apparatus comprising a molded transparent plastic sheet having an unpainted outer surface adapted to take paint and having a flat portion, a border raised fro-m said flat portion and shaped to simulate a frame, the outline and component of a conventional object raised from said fiat portion within said border, and a flat print having an outline and areas of components of a conventional object identical with that raised from said sheet removably adhered to the flat portion of the back of said sheet `with said outline and areas of components in juxtaposition, there being indici-a on such print within such outline and areas of components visible `from the front of said sheet.
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|U.S. Classification||428/14, 434/84|
|International Classification||B44F7/00, B44D3/18|
|Cooperative Classification||B44F7/00, B44D3/18|
|European Classification||B44F7/00, B44D3/18|