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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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       20 Oct 2016 #2051

    And a small one so it retains transparency here:

    Just cool:
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    I used Annular Steiner Chain Round Tiles in G'MIC for this effect.

    I think it looks cool like one of those Hex Signs on the side of a barn

    Hex signs are a form of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, related to fraktur, found in the Fancy Dutch tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.[1] Barn paintings, usually in the form of "stars in circles," grew out of the fraktur and folk art traditions about 1850 when barns first started to be painted in the area. By the 1940s commercialized hex signs, aimed at the tourist market, became popular and these often include stars, compass roses, stylized birds known as distelfinks, hearts, tulips, or a tree of life. Two schools of thought exist on the meaning of hex signs. One school ascribes a talismanic nature to the signs, the other sees them as purely decorative, or "Chust for nice" in the local dialect.[2] Both schools recognize that there are sometimes superstitions associated with certain hex sign themes, and neither ascribes strong magical power to them.[3] The Amish do not use hex signs.[4]

    Barn with compass rose hex signs at the historic Mascot Mills in Lancaster County
    Painted octagon or hexagon barn stars are a common sight on Pennsylvania Dutch barns in central and eastern Pennsylvania, especially in Berks County, Lancaster County and Lehigh County. However, the modern decoration of barns is a late development in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. Prior to the 1830s, the cost of paint meant that most barns were unpainted.[5] As paint became affordable, the Pennsylvania Dutch began to decorate their barns much like they decorated items in their homes. Barn decorating reached its peak in the early 20th century, at which time there were many artists who specialized in barn decorating.[5] Drawn from a large repertoire of designs barn painters combined many elements in their decorations. The geometric patterns of quilts can be seen in the patterns of many hex signs. Hearts and tulips seen on barns are commonly found on elaborately lettered and decorated birth, baptism and marriage certificates known as fraktur.[5]


    Souvenir shop in Lancaster County selling hex signs
    Throughout the 20th century, hex signs were often produced as commodities for the tourist industry in Pennsylvania. These signs could be bought and then mounted onto barns and used as household decorations. Jacob Zook of Paradise, Pennsylvania claimed to have originated the modern mountable sign in 1942, based on traditional designs, to be sold in souvenir gift shops to tourists along the Lincoln Highway.[4] Johnny Ott and Eric and Johnny Claypoole are also considered to have contributed to this hex sign revival or adaptation.[6] Modern artists may stress the symbolic meanings, for example, a horse head is used to protect animals from disease and the building from lightning, and a dove represents peace and contentment.[7] An unusual use is the official logo of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection, which incorporates the international symbol for radiation into its yellow-and-red adaptation of a traditional hex sign design.[8]
    Hex sign - Wikipedia
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10 Home 64
       20 Oct 2016 #2052

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I played with it @RobNJ


    What she(@Wynona) said

    I made 2 versions, as I couldn't decide.


    Looks GREAT!
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
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       20 Oct 2016 #2053

    RobNJ said: View Post
    Looks GREAT!
    Thanks, I'm glad you like them
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Home 64
       20 Oct 2016 #2054

    WOW Another great one!

    It does remind me of a hex sign!
    And to think it all started out with this
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  5.    20 Oct 2016 #2055

    cato said: View Post
    That worked. I use Chrome also. Wonder if the latest update caused it? Just been doing it for the last 3-4 days. Thanks for the tip.
    I think so. It happened to me a few weeks ago. I'm on the beta channel.
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  6.    20 Oct 2016 #2056

    RobNJ said: View Post
    I'm thinking that
    1) I need to make a wallpaper out of it
    2) Write down how I did it LOL

    This started out as sunlight shining on a frost covered webcam

    Attachment 106830
    Nice work Rob

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I played with it @RobNJ


    What she(@Wynona) said

    I made 2 versions, as I couldn't decide.

    Cliff S said: View Post
    And a small one so it retains transparency here:

    Just cool:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I used Annular Steiner Chain Round Tiles in G'MIC for this effect.

    I think it looks cool like one of those Hex Signs on the side of a barn

    Hex sign - Wikipedia
    As always you have made it better.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
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       20 Oct 2016 #2057

    kado897 said: View Post
    Nice work Rob





    As always you have made it better.
    Thanks Keith. Not better, just different.
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  8.    20 Oct 2016 #2058

    A military one today...
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
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       20 Oct 2016 #2059

    kado897 said: View Post
    A military one today...
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    Do they have Galaxy Note 7 Grenades?
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  10.    20 Oct 2016 #2060

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Do they have Galaxy Note 7 Grenades?
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