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Saturday, April 28, 2012
2012 Art Auction Project: The Dogs on Canvas
Now the scary part...EEK!
R helped me VERY carefully cut out each dog.
And then the gluing down commenced....
My carpenter husband cringed as he watched me eyeball the "even-ness" of the dog portraits as I placed them on the canvas.
It was a bit agonizing at first as I would get them in place, walk around the table and eyeball them to see if they were even and then I'd let loose with a big sigh.....and blow the thin pieces of wax paper all over the place!
Eventually I got them all glued down. I used a slightly watered down version of Modge Podge in matte finish. It was a slow process as sometimes even with all my precautions, a marker would bleed and usually I could catch it in the next stroke and wipe it off, then clean my brush again and then go back over it very delicately. I initially put each dog on individually and then once they were all on and dried, I went back over the entire canvas in broad strokes with the glue concoction. The next day I went over each canvas again.
The wax paper does crinkle a bit on some of the images. But it's pretty hard to see the wrinkle once it dries because as Kathy said, the wax paper does suck into the canvas and the image looks like it is painted on there once it is dry.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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