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!
Cool!! I hope to get one!!
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! :)
That sounds really, really neat!!!
oh NEAT! wait, you print canvas on your printer? and then bake it?
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!!
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!
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.
OH! OK, I see, LOL! Silly fragirl I am ;) I still want one of yours!
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
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!).
jas i hav just seen ur gothling painting and I LOVE HER!! :) anuther wondeful painting
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*
Ahem! Ahem! *cough, cough*
Just went, and signed ;)
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
2004-03-16 03:56 pm (UTC)
~ Thanatos ~
It didn't work, you didn't do something right. :(
She's beautiful. Ohhh! I want her!!
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
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!!!
This is so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this is a wonderful thing you are doing!!!!! I can't wait to see!!!!!! Love ya Laura