Friday, October 7, 2016

Mounting Paintings on Paper or Canvas to Hardboard

Many painters who practice their skill frequently complain about material costs.  One way I've found to cut down my costs is to paint on gessoed paper.  (I use domestic etching paper from Dick Blick with a layer of Gamblin's PVA size followed by two coats of inexpensive acrylic gesso.)  Gessoed paper is very inexpensive, pennies rather than dollars.  If you hate what you do, you can simply toss it without pecuniary guilt; if you love it, you can mount it and frame it as a regular oil painting.  Here's how:

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