Monday, January 31, 2011

New Work finished

Well, I finally got the right staples in the right stapler....I must say that the pneumatic stapler does a much better job. The electric stapler only gets the 1/2 inch staples in half way. Which means that I have to use the hammer to hammer them further in and sometimes they go really wonky and get smashed down rather than neatly hammered down.  Well, until the weather is nicer and the big compressor is fixed, this will have to do.

I have decided that this is a really nice way of doing the mounting of my work on stretched canvas. This time I tried something different and it really worked well. I cut out the canvas with enough to overlap the back by two inches. Then I centered my art work onto the canvas, gently pinned it down, and then machine stitched it to the canvas. The I could center from the back side of the canvas since it has a stitched line outlining the artwork and stretch the canvas onto the stretcher bars.  Works neatly and quickly without having to do hand stitching. So now I just have to attach the D rings and wire them. I found a source of plastic covered wire so there is no bare wire showing.

So, continuing in the circles motif, here we have three of the five....

 Circles 7
 Circles 6
Circles 8

These are each about 10 x 12 inches and mounted on 14 x 18 " stretched canvas.


I have the hardest time getting my pictures straight on so they look squared. These really are squared and I tried to straighten them up but it just doesn't work.

Well, I guess things will need to go to the photographers....

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Liz!! I am working on Seasons and Circles as themes right now!! Love all of your color and textures!!!

yarngoddess said...

These are lovely and I think you have come up with a neat trick for mounting them easily.

I use Paint Shop Pro X and it has a perspective button that allows you to line up corners of a supposedly square thing and then it pulls the entire photo into alignment with the square thing (or rectangle thing) actually square (or rectangle). I've been meaning to try it to fit round pegs into square holes ... but never enough time in the day for tomfoolery.

:Diane

Judy Warner said...

Hi Liz, Your work is beautiful and I like your stretched canvas mounting. I have tried it in the past and am about to use it again. I like the suggestion of stitching the work to the canvas. I have actually tried velcro in the past.
Judy

Wen Redmond said...

These are gorgeous! The black background really punches up the color.
For Photographing- if you go to edit menu, and free transform, choose skew. It will give you little arrows and you can straighten your photo just like you would do on a wall.You can also straighten bowed photos with the perspective choice in same menu.
I just learned this bit.

Pam said...

I'd be happy to do the straighten thing for you if you want to email me the jpegs
pjjohnson@hughes.net

Love the work & I like the mounting idea - and we have a giant compressor & staple attachment in the garage so I have options.

acarolegrant said...

These are lovely Liz... and look super on the black. I have always admired your work...

deb_of_pixeladies said...

Ingenious, Liz. And BTW SAQA's definition of a quilt says nothing about 3 layers or batting or even stitching. So, dear artist, I think you have yourself some gorgeous quilts. Can we see some in person on Saturday?

Rayna said...

Lizzieb - these are wonderful! Love the way you've mounted them, too. I bet they will sell quickly.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Lo-o-o-v-e them!!!

dolly said...

They're great! I'm wondering if the black area around them is for photographic purpose or is it a mat?