I have been working on this new painting (well, a cover-up of an old painting) for the last couple of days while my one-year-old whines at my feet. Even taking regular breaks to hold him does not satisfy him, which is rather contrary to his normal laid back personality.
For those of you who don't know, my hubby loves records. Until recently, this was his set up to listen to them...
Working on some prints from my lino cuts. I may do a show soon. It's hard to get enough stock made to do a show when I have two little ones under my feet for most of the day. But maybe......
Here are the prints. I laid both of my linos out on a towel and printed them at the same time.
You will also need:
A sealer for your frame (I like to use Pledge Floor Care because it has no fumes and is a clear acrylic)
A low heat hot glue gun and glue sticks
New hardware if needed for hanging the frame
When you are finished coloring the ribbon, lay it out on wax paper until it is dry.
Dye-Na-Flow needs to be heat set, so once it dries put it in the drier for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Step Three: Paint your frame and add glitter if you wish. I painted my frame with black acrylic paint a bit at a time. I added glitter to the wet paint as I went along so I didn't have to glue it on.
Glue all the ribbon down on one side. You may wish to use a tool like a knife or bone folder to press your ribbon against the frame because the glue can leak through the ribbon to your fingers. I like using my hands so I make sure to use a low heat glue gun.
Straighten your ribbon back out and glue the other side down.
Now you can trim the excess ribbon off and hang your frame!
Lula's hair bow holder hanging in her room. She approves.