How to Make a Wood Frame with Acrylic Glazing, Part 1: The Frame

The power tools we’ll be using to make the frame are:

table saw
miter saw
nail gun with compressor and 18-gauge finish nails
palm sander

Framing materials are:

2 x 2 clear pine boards (no knots). Keep in mind that the actual measurements will be more like 1 1/2 x 1 1/2.
1/16 inch clear acrylic (we’re using non-glare)
3/16 inch plywood (optional)

When calculating the measurements for your frame, You’ll have to figure out how many feet of 2 x 2″ pine board you’ll need to accommodate your art. Continue reading

How to Stretch Silk for Painting Using Hariki and Shinshi

Links mentioned in video:  http://www.mysilkart.com/how-to-clip-a-scarf-into-a-frame-for-silk-painting/

John Marshall’s website:  www.JohnMarshall.to

How to Remove Mineral Deposits from Your Silk Steamer

Here are the links mentioned in the video:  www.LindaMackayDesign.com

Using a Vertical Electric Steamer Part 1:  The Steamer Parts and How to Prep the Core

Using a Vertical Electric Steamer Part 2:  Wrapping Your Silk Paintings Onto a Core for Steaming

Using a Vertical Electric Steamer Part 3:  Steaming Your Silk Paintings

Gutta Resist vs. Water-based Resist: A Few Opinions and Experiences Shared

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time and money on silk painting resists.  In this video blog, I share a few things I’ve learned in hopes of making a more efficient and pleasurable silk painting experience for you.  You’re welcome, Darlings…  enjoy!

(see links mentioned in video below.)

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