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.
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
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