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Wow!!! [Mar. 16th, 2004|01:33 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Big news!

I just finished my first "hand embellished print on canvas giclee"!

I was waiting for my MisterArt.com shipment (which arrived!) because I had ordered a heat-fast UV Giclee Gloss, and it worked like a dream!

So basically, I going to start offering these in a very limited edition (editions of 25, of only selected paintings) format. Basically it is a print on a sheet of real artist's canvas (Fredrix, the same brand I paint my originals on), which I have then gone and hand-painted over a lot of the details, highights, etc. in acrylic paint (including a signature, date and edition number), and then have hand painted a UV Giclee Protectant (to protect, and prevent fading!), baked in the oven to heat-set it, and voila!

I cannot express how MUCH these look like original paintings! It is truly the next best thing!! Looking at it myself, as the artist, I seriously can't even tell the difference. Since I've hand painted over a lot of the details, and then hand painted the varnish/protectant you can even see the individual brushstrokes - it's amazing!

I've started off with Silvery Mermaid. She will be offered in this format in the 11"x14" size, and I am looking at her now and she is GORGEOUS! Each piece of course is one of a kind, since I've hand embellished the eyes, scales, hair, etc. with acrylic paints. I am going to put the first print of her up on eBay tonight, starting at a penny, just like an original!

Later on when I have time I will set up the other editions of her and other paintings I'll choose to offer in this format, put them in my eBay store, website, etc. etc. I just can't believe how much this looks and feels like an original painting - I am so impressed!!! This would totally be a wonderful option for somebody who can't afford an original, or who missed out bidding on the original painting. Hehe, I'm so excited ;)

In other news - I'm starting on my new "Rapunzel" painting - I think I will call her "Rapunzel in the Tower". It is going to be a looong painting - 12"x24"!!! Very tall, showing her hair tumbling down out of the window! You can watch me HERE!
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[User Picture]From: nymphie
2004-03-16 11:03 am (UTC)
That sounds really cool!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 11:16 am (UTC)
Lol, yeah, but the finished product is just so darned impressive! It doesn't take nearly as long as it does to paint an original at least, hehe. I'll definitely price them considerably higher than my open edition "regular" prints!
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[User Picture]From: pookafey
2004-03-16 11:14 am (UTC)
Cool!! I hope to get one!!
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[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2004-03-16 11:26 am (UTC)
That is so neat! I always wondered what Giclee prints were, thanks for explaining. If I ever start painting, that is something I will have to try out, as well...it sounds fun, and offers 25 other people who may have missed out on your best to get the next best thing to the actual original! :)
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-03-16 11:39 am (UTC)
That sounds really, really neat!!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-16 12:16 pm (UTC)
oh NEAT! wait, you print canvas on your printer? and then bake it?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 12:43 pm (UTC)
Lol, yep! The UV gloss (that I put on after I paint the hand embellishments in acrylics) has to be baked! Hehe - I was very nervous at first, but the instructions were specifically for giclee on canvas prints, so I crossed my fingers, popped it in, and worked perfectly! That is the stuff that keeps it from fading, and makes it water-tight (allegedly you can even clean off the print with soap & water if it gets dirty, lol!!). Very weird process, but it apparently needs the heat for it to "set". It's only for a couple of minutes at a relatively low oven temp (265 I think). It looks JUST like a painting though!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-16 01:04 pm (UTC)
OMG! and you can print canvas from a printer? just normal canvas? I want to try that out! How COOL! how do you embellish it? OMG I want some!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 01:41 pm (UTC)
Oh no - don't put just regular canvas in there! You need to buy canvas that has been coated to absorb inks (otherwise it will just wipe off!). Fredrix makes a special type of canvas sheet that is just like the kind I paint on, but instead it has had an extra prime of chemical coating that will absorb the inks. Here is a link: http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?store=001&group_id=8846

It's much better than the "print your photo on canvas" stuff, which is really just textured paper usually.

And then I hand embellish it with acrylic paints as normal, and then I paint a coat of this stuff: http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?store=001&group_id=8416 to seal it, UV protect it, and make it water-tight. After that is when you put it in the oven, lol.
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-16 02:39 pm (UTC)
OH! OK, I see, LOL! Silly fragirl I am ;) I still want one of yours!
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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2004-03-16 12:27 pm (UTC)
NO WAY!!! I was just talking to oaktreeholoow about makin prints on that canvas stuff last night!!!! When I get more cash Ill get sum and make prints too! But - of corce - I wont have the acrylics on the outside cuz I dont paint!!! X3
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 12:45 pm (UTC)
It's very cool!!! Be sure you have a good printer that will accept that kind of thick canvas. You should get real artists canvas too - I had seen those "print your photos on Canvas" stuff and it's not quite the same. I bought the Fredrix kind at MisterArt.com, and I used the UV giclee gloss from there too (very important step! That keeps it from fading, and keeps the ink from ever smearing - it's even waterproof!).
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[User Picture]From: _boogaloo_
2004-03-16 12:41 pm (UTC)
jas i hav just seen ur gothling painting and I LOVE HER!! :) anuther wondeful painting
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-03-16 01:49 pm (UTC)

~ Thanatos ~

Jasmine won't come sign my guestbook! *sniffles* Or take Hell's survey! *wipes away tear* Or fill out the Visitor Opinions questionaire! *hangs head in sorrow* Or tag my journal! *sniffles & snubs*
HINT! HINT!
http://www.geocities.com/fantasy_art_collector

Ahem! Ahem! *cough, cough*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 02:11 pm (UTC)

Re: ~ Thanatos ~

=P

Just went, and signed ;)
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From: colorwheel33
2004-03-16 02:23 pm (UTC)

wow

Sounds like a neat process and a great opportunity to make more money. Sounds like your business is coming along great and you've got a great mind to look into all your options.

How are things going with the companies that are putting your stuff on T shirts and stuff? Is that still happening?

I can't wait to see Rapunzel!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 03:54 pm (UTC)

Re: wow

Oh yes! Probably won't start seeing things until much later this year though, that kind of thing moves so slooowly! I'll post here of course when different merchandise is available!

Hopefully I'll finish little Rapunzel up tonight!
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2004-03-16 02:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, she has no hair!!! I guess you'll add some soon, but right now she's completely bald (and cute), and amazing to see! Maybe she should be left that way? Wouldn't that be poignant? The tragic Rapunzel...never to be rescued...at least not by a hair-climbing prince. He'll have to think of another solution!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 03:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, I could leave it as some sort of feminist statement perhaps? LOL!

I'm silly, I paint everybody bald and naked and THEN I add hair and clothes, like making a doll, hehe.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-03-16 03:56 pm (UTC)

~ Thanatos ~

It didn't work, you didn't do something right. :(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 03:58 pm (UTC)

Re: ~ Thanatos ~

Nooo! I did it TWICE!!!!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2004-03-16 04:32 pm (UTC)
She's beautiful. Ohhh! I want her!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-03-16 05:38 pm (UTC)

~ Thanatos ~

Are you filling out all the areas? What are you doing wrong? Tell meh! Tell meh! :P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-16 05:50 pm (UTC)

Re: ~ Thanatos ~

Lol - I'm not quite sure! Every time I fill it out, and hit post, it doesn't seem to be showing up! I'll try again a little later ;) You have lots of cool art though - I love Royo!!!
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[User Picture]From: wobblesnorts
2004-03-16 05:38 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this is a wonderful thing you are doing!!!!! I can't wait to see!!!!!! Love ya Laura
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