Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just a Little Lipstick!

What could be more exciting than a little girl, jewelry, clothes, shoes, purses and lipstick?

I did this watercolor portrait today using a different way of stretching paper onto an inexpensive prepared deep edge canvas instead of a piece of plywood. The stretched canvas adds a stable backing instead of just stretching the watercolor paper onto bare stretcher bars. Then, in place of glass for glazing, I sprayed the finished artwork with several coats of Krylon Workable Fixatif followed by Golden Archival Varnish, letting each coat thoroughly dry in between. This can be hung with glass (separated by matt board) and a frame, or without glass and a frame, whichever you prefer.

There is nothing more beautiful than wooden, enamel, or metal moulding and acid-free matt board to compliment your artwork and decor but sometimes with the high cost of framing or a more trendy contemporary look, you may want to go frameless.


Laryssa Herbert said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing the new way of preserving paintings, that's really cool.

Mary said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love it!