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Painting! [Dec. 5th, 2004|12:21 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Wow, I got a LOT of Christmas shopping done yesterday - woohoo! A lot left to do though, hehe.

Today, I am painting! You can watch me HERE It's going to be kind of like my Silvery Mermaid, but in saturated vibrant colour instead of monochromatic! I started early this morning and it's coming along nicely.......

We watched "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" last night - I hadn't seen it before, and I really enjoyed it - it's made by some of the same people who did "Being John Malkovitch" which is one of my favourite movies, and parts of it have the same sort of feel. I love Netflix - we get a lot of DVDs through them - it generates "recommendations" and they're suprisingly accurate sometimes....

Aaaah - I am getting so obsessed with "Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab"! If anybody has ordered from them before and has any suggestions on scents that they particularly like, feel free to let me know!!!!!!

Okay, off to work!

[User Picture]From: rubyg
2004-12-05 05:56 pm (UTC)
Someone on lj has ordered from BPAL before.....someone on my friends list infact but I can't remember who lol because it was a short while ago! Maybe they'll post here!
Ooo one of my lj pal's watched Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind last night as well! I really want to see it myself!
Xmas shopping, omg, don't remind me, I've got nothing done lol!
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From: tina_imel
2004-12-05 08:53 pm (UTC)
I really liked both movies. I just saw Eternal Sunshine a few days ago and Scotland PA. If you get a chance to watch it, Scotland PA was great too. It's McBeth set in a 1970s fast food restraunt.
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2004-12-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
hehe...I have been wanting to watch that movie!!!!!!

Jasmine I have a question...I have people asking me if I can print my art in canvas, what kind of canvas do you use? can it be done on any printer (I have an Epson Color 860)? Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you I will appreciate any help you can give me! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-05 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Rubi!

Oh yes! I use Fredrix brand "Artist's Inkjet Canvas" - I buy it at Dick Blick or at MisterArt - it's this stuff here:




The most important thing is to (when it is dry) then paint it with a giclee gloss like this one - http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?store=001&group_id=8416 (they're sold out right now, lol)

And then you cook it in the oven for a few minutes at 265! It sounds silly, but that's how it works. Otherwise, the inks will wipe right off of the canvas if any moisture gets on it (like fingerprints, or if somebody sneezes, lol!!!). If you like to paint extra details to hand embellish it like I do, do that before you put the giclee gloss on top - that eill keep the paint on there too!

For your Epson, use the "thick photo paper" setting, and that should work!
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2004-12-09 05:58 am (UTC)
aaaww thank you! Well I did buy the canvas paper for printers, all I am haveing trouble is with the colors, they seam so different!!!!!!!!

and since I could not buy the gloss that you suggested, I bought this one:

but it takes the paint off from the canvas, I mean how long do you wait until the ink get really soaked in the canvas?

and when is it that you bake the canvas, after or before puttin the gloss!!!!!!!! and how long 5-10 min?

I am super sorry I am taking all this time from you Jasmine, but you are the only one that I know that does this!!!!!!!!!

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-12-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
I think that type of varnish there is just for paintings, not for prints! You could try it though - it might work the same - just follow the instructions on the bottle. I don't think that it is for prints though - I don't think it's a "heat set" either, so you might not want to bake it unless it says to, lol.

Oh yes!!! The type of giclee gloss I use is actually BACK in stock now though at MisterArt here:


they just got more in yesterday =) I'd say definitely buy some if you can! Just follow the instructions on the bottle. Here's the order to do things in (with the Genesis Giclee Heat-Set Gloss):

#1 Print the print
#2 Let the print dry for about 10 minutes
#3 Then, if you want to hand-paint some embellishments - for example, I paint over and add small details, and I sign & number the prints in paint (on my canvas prints in Photoshop before I print them I "erase" my old signature and date, so I can paint it on again specially). Hand-painting is the hardest step! You will need to use the paint straight from the bottle - with NO WATER on the brush or in the paint - otherwise, the ink will lift off - it's kind of hard!
#4 Then get a new brush (I have a brush that I ONLY use for the gloss - it will be ruined if there is any old paint on it, and once you've used it once for gloss, you can't paint with it normally since it will be shiny no matter how many times you wash it!).
#5 With even strokes, cover the WHOLE print with the giclee gloss!
#6 Put on a cookie sheet
#7 Bake in the oven at 265 for exactly 2 and a half minutes (in my oven at least - you might want to test it first since all ovens are different - it should be between 2 and 3 minutes).
#8 Take it out and let it cool off (about 20 minutes)

Hope that helps!!! >^__^
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From: flamingfaery
2004-12-05 10:08 pm (UTC)

add to my order....

Jasmine I just drop you an e-mail to add to my order, I love the new mermaid painting, please e-mail asap. Your friend sharon.
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From: mermaiddelsol
2004-12-05 10:40 pm (UTC)
awh! :( does this mean the little mermaid is sold already?! what a bummer! :( beautiful mermaid jasmine!! :) ~patty~
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From: flamingfaery
2004-12-05 11:00 pm (UTC)

no it is not

No The painting is not even up yet.
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From: mermaiddelsol
2004-12-05 11:05 pm (UTC)

Re: no it is not

haha oh sorry! i just misunderstood...i thought you were asking jasmine to drop this painting to your order, so i thought it was sold already!! thanks for answering! ~patty~ :))
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2004-12-05 11:52 pm (UTC)

cant wait to see her

She looks soooooo cute! I can't wait to see her up. She looks adorable and sweet.
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-12-06 03:29 am (UTC)
I've never shopped there but I have heard good things about it. I'm too afraid to look around too much there, lol, I'll want to spend too much money!

I can't wait to see what this new painting looks like! "Silvery Mermaid" was my first favorite of yours!
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