Created 5-Jun-12
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War Machine - Solaris Books, kindly volunteered for this demo: how to mount a print for oil paintingWet the -paper- print with water via spray, and brush to even it out.The idea is to suspend the print in tension to allow expansion of the paper when you wet it.I use a Qtip under folded corners, glued, to keep the clip from slipping off and causing disaster.Use binder clips with rubber bands to hold the paper in tension while you apply acrylic gloss mediumBush on 2-3 coats of acrylic gloss medium covering quickly - using soft brush to keep the ridges lowThe top center clip is merely insurance in case one of the corner clips slides off.Cut away border buckled areas so the print is more easily rolled flat to board surface.When thoroughly dry, flip the print and add 2-3 coats gloss medium to back side while......simultaneously adding 2-3 coats to the masonite backing board.  Don't let either dry completely.The tricky part is adhering print to board.  Contact center print, and roll out in radians first.The mounted print will bulge as the wet side expands, but will subside as it dries down within a dayWhen it dries down, scrub a light layer of linseed oil into the surface, and start painting!When I'm done, I use Windsor and Newton Liquin Varnish to seal and protect the surface.The painted trio of War Machine"digital underpainting" before paint....and after oil painting is complete."digital underpainting" before paint....and after oil painting is complete."digital underpainting" before paint.

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