Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Use Painters Drop cloth canvas to paint
a Huge painting or portable Mural.
It's 4 feet by 5 feet.
You can find these drop cloth canvases at
Walmart or Home Depot, etc.
Here is how I did this one:
First you have to wash and dry the fabric. It's best to cut the size you want first
then wash them and dry them.
Hang them up somewhere or drape them over something to keep them from creasing.
You may have to iron some of the wrinkles
out but for the most part, this fabric
washes and dries pretty much wrinkle free.
TIP: Do Not paint a wrinkle,
it will be that way forever.
I have a large workshop so I use a
wall to hang them up from clip rings
until I am ready to work on them,
and also as I am painting one.
Step One is to coat the entire canvas
with Faux glaze. This helps the paints
to go on much better, as the fabric
is very THIRSTY.
Next, I basecoated with latex flat
When it's dry, the next step is to
draw the design you are wanting to paint.
I used chalk to sketch so it can be
easily covered up with paint.
I am using acrylic paints.
If you don't have a free wall to tack
up the drop cloth so you can paint it,
use a large
sheet of plywood as your wall.
When the painting is finished,
You can glue the edges under or sew them
if you are a seamstress.
After the paint has dried, put a coat of
Faux Glaze over it, and it's all done!
I don't know how many folks would have a
wall space to hang a 4' x 5' canvas, but
I would find a spot if I wanted it.
You could also hang this to cover a window
as a curtain. You could paint a faux bed
frame headboard and hang on the wall behind the bed, wouldn't that be great!
I will have this one up for sale on Etsy
when it's finished.
The best part is that it can be folded
into a square for shipping!
The customer buy their own
clip rings or curtain rod 'n' brackets
or decide how to display the art.
I listed this Wall Hanging Mural Flag
Here's a Landscape with a tree.
I will finish it when I figure out
what I want to do next.
Maybe an RV camper set up,
maybe a family tree with
a clothesline banner for photos...
'The Sky is the Limit'!