Making My Senkarik Signature Frame

The glue used to attached the damaged canvas to the new one is now completely dry. Our next step is to make my Senkarik Signature Frame. The painting is taped off using Blue Painter’s Tape that can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart or any paint store. The tape is pressed down along the edge of the painting, leaving about 1/8th of an inch of the art exposed. When the Frame is dry, the extra coverage of Acrylic Paint on all the edges of the painting will help to insure they don’t lift up. You may click on this or any other image to see an enlargement.

We’re ready to begin applying the acrylic paint for the Senkarik Signature Frame. Molly is banished from the workroom at this point. I don’t need her to decide to help me in the middle of applying the White Acrylic! ONCE WAS ENOUGH!

GOLDEN Heavy Body Titanium White Acrylic is used for my Senkarik Signature Frame. It’s applied with a plastic putty knife and a large house painting brush. This brush is at least 25 years old, I make sure to completely wash it out between uses. I forgot to take this picture of my supplies before applying the frame, I remembered AFTER I’d finished. Oh Well!

The Heavy Body Acrylic is applied with the Plastic Putty Knife. It’s just like icing a cake! Make sure all the edges and front of the Frame are completely covered before proceeding to the next step.

The Large Brush is now used to add the texture to the “Icing”. The sides of the Frame are done first, then the front. After texturing the entire Frame, the Putty Knife is dragged along the bottom edge of the sides to remove the extra Acrylic.

CAREFULLY pull off the Blue Painter’s tape and WALLAH! We’re framed up! Here’s the finished corner of the Frame. After it dries we’ll pop this baby up on the easel and complete the repair. Please join me for our next session to see how it goes!


© Senkarik 2022

5 Responses to “Making My Senkarik Signature Frame”

  1. Nancy Stovall Says:

    Mikki, thanks for providing instructions on how to repair a canvas. I feel we are good friends because I have been watching you for at least two years. Keep up the gorgeous pieces of art.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Nancy, your words make my heart smile. You are definitely a good friend. All of my followers are part of my Team Senkarik Family and very important to me. Hugs, Mikki

  2. Don Dillard Says:

    Mikki , beautiful process..super results…Amazing👍👍👍🙏

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Peter Mason Says:

    Hi Mikki, This is really very interesting, thank you!!! Always have wandered how you painted your frames. It looks like it could get a bit messy. I imagine you have a separate room, being your landlords ( like ours) would have a field day trying to help you. Maybe try a new style of painting, let Molly and Sissy have a play day and let them loose. Who knows! 🤣🤣 Have a great 4th!!!!! Take care!


    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thanks Pete. The girls have tried painting. Not long after Jack and I got them, they walked across a painting I had put on the work table to dry. We ended up with kitty tracks in oil paint all over the house and furniture! Also, before I banned Molly from the workroom when I was doing frames. one day she rubbed up against the fresh paint. She went from solid black to WHITE & BLACK before I could grab her. Both Cat-tastrophes taught me to CLOSE the workroom door when there is any hint of wet paint!

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