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Friday, July 16, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
I obtain one sq. foot 'Peel N' Stick' floor tiles at close-out sales. I apply two coats (four for oil painting) of gesso (or "Kilz" primer) for acrylics. I sand after each coat. I take cardboard and spray both sides with 'Loctite' adhesive (to preserve the carboard) and allow to dry. I adhere the floor tile and press.
This can be cut in sections as desired. It is an inexpensive platform for beginning artist and those wishing to carry out a study.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
A section of cardboard is varnished with 'Liquitex'. After drying, the varnished side and appropriate water color paper (smooth side) are sprayed with "Loctite" adhesive and, after waiting one minute, bonded together.
The watercolor paper is given two coats of gesso and no curling is observed. I still place the platform under some weight for 1-2 hrs before using. It is ready for oil painting studies or small-scale permanent artwork.