|A Gift to Dan and Mary|
(A painting of an event they hosted in their garden before the Holiday Farm Fire burned down their home.)
Sometimes traditional matting and framing just doesn't seem right as I wanted a more modern look for this art. This modern look I was seeking means mounting (gluing) the paintings on to a wooden cradle board. That process also means finishing the wood sides and covering the raw wood with a product to attach the painting to.
*A cradled panel is a wooden frame with a board attached to it. They accept almost any medium and are excellent for showcasing detailed artwork. Cradled panels are ideal for painting, sculpture, mounting, and so much more. The durable wooden structure can prevent paintings from warping over time.
I had done this several times over the years, but not recently. I began to question my memory for doing this process correctly. Then a brain lightbulb went off! I was pretty sure I had written the details of this process in a blog. Quickly I opened my blogger and searched for "cradle". Sure enough I found my blog titled: How to Mount a Painting to a Cradle--Step by Step, posted on March 2, 2013. Wow! All I needed from 10 years ago!
Before putting the art down, it must be spray varnished with a UV protection spray. Then on to prepping the wood cradle.
|Protect the edges of the panels before painting on the GAC-100|
Determine whether you want to spray paint or stain and varnish the edges of the panels.
|Apply the glue to the painting and press any bubbles out with a brayer.|
|Weigh it down for several hours or overnight|
|The Great Escape|
Mixed Media, 12x24
|Just a Touch of Turquoise|
Mixed Media, 15x21.5
|Into the Sunset|
Mixed Media, 10x30
Mixed Media, 21.5x15
|The Garden Party|