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BRUSH STROKED "VAN GOGH" CAFE

BRUSH STROKED "VAN GOGH" CAFE

Scene print

by .Christy Hoyne

 

"Brush Stroke your prints and posters into OLD WORLD ART! This technique protects and seals prints and creates the look of an original oil based painting. Mounting and framing instructions below. Eliminates the need to frame with glass."

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Materials Needed:

Crafter's Pick™ Memory Mount™

• Crafter's Pick™ Craqueleur Art Sealer

• Crafter's Pick™ Brush Strokes (Gloss or Satin)

Crafter's Pick™ Craqueleur Base Coat, Fine Crackles

Crafter's Pick™ Craqueleur Base Coat, Fine Crackles

Crafter's Pick™ Craqueleur Top Coat

•Foam core

•Foam core cutting knife and cutting board

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• Kraft paper

• Damp cloth

• Foam brushes: medium and small

• Linseed oil

• Smooth surface ( glass preferred)

• Dry cloth

• Paper towels

• Rags

 

Instructions:
1:  Mount your art work:  Place art face down on kraft paper placed on a clean flat surface. Unscrew cap of Crafter's Pick™ Memory Mount archival mounting adhesive and squeeze a small amount in the center of the back of the print.  Roll out to the edges, covering entire surface (you can use a straight edge as well).  Lift up and lay down smoothly on foam core backing. Smooth out with cloth. Remove any Memory Mount™ on surface of artwork or foam core with a damp cloth. Wipe with dry cloth. Place face down on glass or clean smooth formica counter top or table and weight down with books.   Allow to dry overnight.
2:  Using a foam brush, seal artwork with a thin coat of Crafter's Pick™ Art Sealer.  This protects the art and prevents the brush stroking process from possibly re-wetting your mounting glue which can cause a bubble to form as the glue delaminates from the foam core.  Allow about 40 minutes to dry.
3:  Take a small brush and paint on Crafter's Pick™ Brush Strokes, following the patterns of the art work. Apply two to three times to build up an effect. When the Brush Stroke has dried clear, you can apply the next coating.
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Side view of print

Notice the strokes made from Crafter's Pick™ Brush Strokes applied in layers.

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4:  After your Brush Strokes are dry, apply a coat of Craqueleur Fine Crackles Base Coat or Craqueleur Large Crackles Base Coat. Allow to dry to a clear sticky surface.
5:  Apply Craqueleur Top Coat liberally with a soft brush.  Do not over brush. Be sure to cover all of your base coat. Let dry overnight. If you find sticky areas after it has dried, touch up with Top Coat and allow to dry. Let dry overnight,  as surface must be thoroughly dry to handle.
6:  With a small rag, apply a small amount of linseed oil over entire surface.
7:  With your linseed oil wetted rag, rub a small amount of oil base paint ( such as Burnt Umber) into cracks.  Wipe excess color off, leaving color in cracks.  Let dry overnight.
8:   Varnish with a spray can of oil based varnish.
9:   Trim your print using a straight edge and a foam core knife on a cutting board.
10: Frame your art using a frame without glass. ( An inexpensive stock frame will work for this )
11: Hang in your home and enjoy your old masterpiece.
Remember quality art requires patience!

 

 

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