Wednesday, August 27, 2014


This is a little complicated so hang in there with me...I have two dear old friends, they live in the same state, one in the north and one in the south, they are both adorable, they are both very accomplished artists, they went to the same high school but not at the same time, they do not know one another, they both love chickens. Sounds like a riddle doesn't it?

Last Christmas one friend posted her painting which was made up of her REAL critters on FB as a Merry Christmas.  I asked and received permission to post her art work and then to share with my other friend.  Long story short (too late) I wanted to frame this print on canvas for them both and it was put on our project list and well, oh well, it's August and the print is finally framed!

The first thing I did was to print it out on canvas, did not work, colors were awful. So I tried cotton poplin, no go, and finally I printed out on linen and it was the best of the three types of printable fabric.
Now for my secret weapon (my hubby). I gave him the exact dimensions of the prints (approx. 5 x 5 1/2) and asked for a simple frame, see above.
 I painted them with Annie Sloan Primer Red.
 Next painted the stars yellow and then when they were both dry rubbed on some Annie Sloan dark wax, let it dry and rubbed again to finish.
 Glue the linen print to the frame, attach the star with glue (hubby had routed two little holes for the stars) and set in a simple easel.
 Not quite done, needed a card to put inside the package so my same friend had done another painting of one of her girls so I simply printed them out on some cardstock, trimmed and folded and I have a card to tuck inside the package.  All that is left to do now is wrap them and get them off to California.


Paint, Annie Sloan Red Primer, at speciality stores & online
Wax, Annie Sloan dark wax, at speciality stores & online
Frame by hubby, back is plywood and the sides are oak that he ripped down.
Wooden Star, Craft Warehouse
Easel/display stand by Tripar International, art & craft stores
Printable Linen for Ink Jet, craft & specialty stores, I think  mine was Mcgpaper Inkjet canvas.
Art work by Susan Kandarian-Gefvert

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. JOB WILL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you Anonymous, classic case of teamwork to make something nice for two dear friends. Thank you for your nice comment. j.