Canvases: Moldings Finish Trim  -- Home Building Discussion Forum and Review Canvases: Moldings Finish Trim -- Home Building Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Moldings Finish Trim Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 10-01-2005, 23:05 Post: 117224
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034

6
Filter by User
 Canvases

Has anyone ever made up canvases for oil paintings. I need to wip together some for my daughters art classes. The frame part is easy, but what base paint do you need to add. I have doped canoe canvas but it is not really the same as it does not need to be archival quality.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-02-2005, 03:24 Post: 117231
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4278
 Canvases

I am TOTALLY without experiende in this area but I have 3 daughters; the oldes being 13 and the youngest being 7. I have "one of those feelings" that I may come upon this situation. I would think that just a plain piece of canvas stapled to a frame would fill the bill, but I sure would appreciate hearing what you finally end up working with.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-02-2005, 09:11 Post: 117236
Justus



Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Justus, Pa.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 179

3
Filter by User
 Canvases

Peters, this may be what you're looking for.






Link:   Click Here 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-02-2005, 09:23 Post: 117237
Justus



Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Justus, Pa.
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 179

3
Filter by User
 Canvases

This is a bit more "in depth". I think they give you some kind of Degree after reading it but in yours and Lion's case it may pay off. Good luck! Steve






Link:   Click Here 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-02-2005, 10:46 Post: 117241
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

3
Filter by User
 Canvases

I have no personal experience in this, but my sister in law is an artist and she buys the pre-made canvas' at a craft store (actually on-line for the best prices). She used to make them but she didn't think she saved enough money to make it worthwhile.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-02-2005, 13:48 Post: 117245
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034

6
Filter by User
 Canvases

Thanks Justus. I think I will use the acrylic varnish I have in house. I am still not sure what the gesso is or where I can find it here.
Ken The premade ones here are near $20 dollars each at Wallmart only. I can make 4 for $5 of better quality. As she has only completed one painting todate, I think it is better that she just paints rather than worrying about the costs.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-03-2005, 09:32 Post: 117290
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7020
 Canvases

Peters, while I'm far from being any sort of artist, wait, does a welder count? Laughing out loud, I have had this problem myself.

My niece was wanting to try her hand at painting some of the nature & wildlife photgraphs I have taken over the years.

My solution was simple, I cut pieces of Masonite into the desired sizes, then put a coat of primer on the BACK of the sheet. The square pattern rolled into the reverse side of the sheet after a good coat of primer has been applied is almost undistinguishable from canvas, and at a very small fraction of the cost.

If the painting ends up looking like something you want to frame, merely glue a frame of 1" x 2" pine around the edge and frame as usual.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-03-2005, 09:57 Post: 117295
yooperpete



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1413
 Canvases

I dated an artist for several years while at college. Gesso is what artists all use to prepare a canvas. It is a water base product that seals the canvas and has a somewhat rough/porous texture that all types of paints adhere to without bleeding. You should be able to find it at any store selling artist supplies or any university bookstore.

I would suggest preparing the canvas in the proper way to help the new artist in whatever way you can to encourage them. The tubes of paint are also somewhat expensive and they will need about a half dozen or more primary colors for mixing with a pallet wheel.

Maybe your artist will be famous some day.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-17-2005, 12:34 Post: 118024
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034

6
Filter by User
 Canvases

Well I finished the first frame. I used scrap 2" x 2" fir I had around the place. Naturally the frame is a little thicker than normal, but I figured if she is learning I can learn also. It might take a few attemps to get it perfect. The first attempt is better than the Wally World variety anyway. Maybe I should post a picture of her first canvas?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-25-2005, 20:35 Post: 118447
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034

6
Filter by User
 Canvases

I posted my daughter first picture in my pictures, number 18. Talent? She was 13.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Moldings Finish Trim Forum

Thread 117224 Filter by Poster:
Chief 1 | dfkrug 2 | Justus 3 | kwschumm 3 | Murf 1 | Peters 6 | yooperpete 1 |




Most Viewed

+ Finishing Basement -- French Door recomendations
+ Thick Door Casing
+ Flooring/Thresh holds
+ Canvases
+ To finish or not to finish?
+ Blown on insulation costs about blew my mind
+ Piano hits wall - how to repair damage?
+ Tougue and Groove (House Building)
+ Flying 80 Gal.Hot Water Heater

Most Discussion

+ Canvases
+ Flooring/Thresh holds
+ Blown on insulation costs abou
+ To finish or not to finish?
+ Thick Door Casing
+ Tougue and Groove (House Build
+ Piano hits wall - how to repai
+ Flying 80 Gal.Hot Water Heater
+ Finishing Basement -- French D

Newest Topics

+ Finishing Basement -- French Door recomendations
+ To finish or not to finish?
+ Canvases
+ Flying 80 Gal.Hot Water Heater
+ Piano hits wall - how to repair damage?
+ Thick Door Casing
+ Flooring/Thresh holds
+ Tougue and Groove (House Building)
+ Blown on insulation costs about blew my mind













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines