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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    I guess I am a little dense, but I am having problems following those instructions, seem to be several different ones ran together. Tell me if I am getting this straight:

    You choose a backing paper the color you like, then coat it with some sort of sticky paper or tape, then spray paint a color other than the backing?

    Do you have to use sticky paper/tape over the backing or could you just glue a different color sheet on top and omit the paint?


    Yes! to the bolded question. That is how it is done.

    The OP, Grmps, is currently, "unavailable" to comment, so I will give it a try as I have been using these for some time now.

    You have to use the "sticky" layer( I use tape currently)& not another piece of poster board because it is the impact of the projectile that "tears" the painted tape when it makes a hole & the paint flakes off around the hole to show the background colored poster board to see the impact point.

    Using just another layer of poster board would likely only show you the hole in the front poster board, and perhaps just a bit of the back one, since there is no paint to flake & you would be basically just punching holes in a thicker" target. That paint layer is held on to the "sticky" tape/sheet, but does not adhere to it like it would if you painted the porous paper, so it readily "flakes" around the point of impact showing the backing poster board color thru the now "cleared of paint" tape in a generally circular shape unless you have a tumbling projectile.

    Examples from a couple posts back on the results:

    Left side in this one is a very good example of what is happening as well:

    I hope that answers your question(s).

    Of course, you can certainly try out using two different colored sheets, but I am pretty sure you will want to use the colored sheet, sticky tape/sheet & paint layer method. It really does work well, IMO.

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    That definitely clears it up. You explained the theory. I can work with that. Thanks!!

    I did notice the OP is currently "unavailable", but was hoping someone else would chime in.
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    I bought some red glitzy wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. I plan on spray gluing it to cardboard then covering it with spray glue. The last layer will be plastic wrap over the spray glue then paint it black. Scribe the target on the black paint. Am I on track, not using the same materials as recommended?
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  4. #24
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    Great posts and explanations.

    I have followed pretty much the same process that you have explained, but I use craft paper on a roll that I bought at a craft store and adhesive carpet protector from home store. Both are 24 inches wide and 50 foot roll. You can do as big a length as you have a table to lay out and then cut to size. Much cheaper and faster than tape or shelf paper, but same process.

    What I am not smart enough to grasp is how you are putting the circles and cross lines on the black targets. Is this a white marker on the compass or ?? Can you please post exactly what the pen is.

    Thanks for a great post.


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