Labeling our Limited Originals

Several of my readers have asked how I label our Limited Originals with the edition number and copyright. We keep the editions small, between 45 and 49. Here is what I do when the piece is going to be stretched on stretcher bars and framed traditionally. The top edge of the border is taped off with 1 inch painter’s tape. This will be where the canvas is pulled over the top of the stretcher bar. Then I write the Title, Edition Number, Copyright information and Personalization along that edge with a Sharpie Pen. When the canvas is stretched the information will be right side up! Staples can be inserted below the labeling.

The tape is pulled off leaving a straight line of labeling. The giclee has been coated with two thin layers of UV varnish. The varnish is completely dry and we can begin the embellishing process.

A thin glaze of Raw Sienna + Liquin is used to enhance the color of the architecture.

Cadmium Red Light highlights brighten up the Geraniums in the pots on top of the wall. Then the Bougainvillea is totally repainted with mixes of Permanent Rose + White and Permanent Rose + Magenta + White.

The doors and windows are painted with Pthalo Blue + a hint of Ultramarine Blue + White. Next the lines indicating the light catching the edges of the planks forming the doors are drawn. The lantern beside the door is also highlighted. I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting our studio today. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. And remember…..if you would like to see any of these pictures larger just click on the image. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik


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