THE FOLLOWING BLOG IS ON HOW TO REPAIR A CANVAS AND "SAVE" YOUR PAINTING....
KEEP IN MIND THESE ARE SMALLER RIPS/TEARS-----
***YOU WILL HAVE TO PAINT OVER RIPS/TEARS TO MAKE THE MASTERPIECE (LOL) LOOK NORMAL AGAIN***
USE YOUR CREATIVITY TO BRING YOUR PIECE BACK TO LIFE... I DON'T RECOMMEND TRYING TO "MATCH COLORS/PATTERNS" TO FIX THE DAMAGED AREAS. THAT MAY DRIVE YOU INSANE.
IT'S TIME TO GET CREATIVE!!! THINK OUT OF THE BOX, MODERN ART-ISH.... SPLATTER SOME COLOR AND GO WITH IT.
Recently I was setting up my artwork prior to a craftshow. It was a windy afternoon in Orlando. Some of my pieces fell off my lattice rack. When I went to pick two of the pieces up, I discovered TWO...not ONE...BUT TWO of my 8 x 10's had been ripped. A 16 x 20 had fallen on top of them.
I was disappointed, but I didn't freak out. I remembered having to repair a brand new canvas a couple of months ago.
This is how I repaired both canvas.
FIRST: I CUT SOME PIECES OF CANVAS FROM THE BACKSIDE, TO "PATCH UP" THE TEAR FROM THE BACKSIDE.
SECOND: I USED GLUE TO SECURE THE PATCHING PIECES OF CANVAS.
THIRD: I USED PAINTER'S TAPE TO SECURE THE PATCHING PIECES OF CANVAS, UNTIL THE GLUE CURED.
FOURTH: USE A PAINTER'S "MODELING PASTE" TO FILL IN THE GAPS ON THE FRONT SIDE OF CANVAS. ARTIST'S LOFT MAKES A GOOD ONE. YOU CAN FIND IT AT MICHAEL'S WITH THE ACRYLIC PAINTS. YOU CAN USE A PAINTING KNIFE TO FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE PASTE.
FIFTH: FIGURE OUT A GAME PLAN ON HOW TO MASK RIP/TEARS THAT WILL GIVE YOUR MASTERPIECE A FINISHED LOOK.
I think the most important lesson I learned from this experience was, that I DIDN'T FREAK OUT.
I simply, put the damaged pieces to the side, and finished setting up my tent for the show.
I'm not sure how I will exactly "paint" over the rips...I do have a couple of ideas....
That will be PART 2 of this blog.
PEACE OUT YA'LL