Repairing a Ripped/Torn Canvas Pt. 2

A while ago I posted a blog on how to repair a damaged canvas.  The following images show the results of my repairs.

I added some paint and "vibed" off of what I had already created.  

I learned a couple of things throughout this process:

1 How to save a damaged piece of artwork.

2 Not to freak out when something like this happens.

Peace out ya'll!

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REPAIRING A RIPPED/TORN CANVAS: PT 1

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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