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on: October 14, 2018, 01:51:24 AM
I was so impressed in Susan's Squares that I have adopted that form to finish off my watercolors and inks.  Here's the first one to go to a show next week.  It's watercolor and ink on a 12" square cradleboard.  The painting was adhered to the surface with Heavy Gel Matte.  Then preserved with 3 coats of Kalmar Varnish (spray).


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Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 06:58:52 AM
Great idea Mea! So you did not use the wax to seal it? Is the Kalmar varnish spray also a wax spray? If not, does it affect the colours of the watercolour?
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Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 12:50:17 PM
Looks good Mea. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 02:48:13 PM
Thanks, Gita.  No, I used only the Kalmar spray varnish on this one to see if it makes a difference. 

Thanks, Mary Lou.  I really like the nice clean look of this and no heavy, expensive glass frames to deal with.

I have prepped a couple of the boards with watercolor ground, so will paint directly on them next.  Will let you know how that goes.

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Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Looks great, Mea!  :yippee:  :yippee:  :yippee:

What size is your cradle board?

You might consider painting the sides of the board in a color that compliments the colors in your painting.

I look forward to seeing more!!!
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Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 10:14:40 PM
Wow, that is very nice. One day I hope to as creative as all of you and maybe even make it to some shows. I have a lot to learn for now.
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Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 12:43:31 AM
Thanks, Susan.  That was a 12"-square cradleboard.  (That's what my friend calls them, so that's the word I am using.  I had been calling them "wooden box frames.")

I thought about painting the sides, but there is actually a lot of cream color in the painting and that is what the sides really are.  The light was making them look white.

I agree that it looks best  to make sides that match the painting.

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Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 08:08:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Mea. I so admire your adventurous spirit.   Patricia
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