C A N V A S T R A N S F E R S
"The cheap road to a painting".
"Canvas Transfers" are done (in easy to understand
terms) by getting a poster (or other form of art), a canvas, some gunk
to put on
the top and a press that smashes it all together.
It really looks like a painting because the texture of the canvas shows through the print. The better transfer companies even offer "Brush Strokes",
"Age & Crack" and some other enhancing options.
A canvas reproduction can be made from any print, poster or
First, the print is coated, via spray or brush with a special acrylic that seizes the ink.
After drying the resulting ink film is then carefully separated from the paper and embedded into high quality canvas.
At this point, the picture has an image true to the original painting with a lustrous oil sheen and rich canvas texture.
This is known as a basic transfer.
If desired, a reproduction can be enhanced with one of two optional surface treatments. The most popular is brushstrokes, whereby artists apply clear acrylic in the pattern of the original piece. Brushstrokes are most appropriate for impressionist and similar pieces.
For an antique effect, one may select age & crack. With this technique, special chemicals are applied to create cracks on the picture surface. Specially selected pigments are then added to highight those cracks.
Transfers can be stretched onto bars or mounted onto foam. The former works best for most pictures, though foam is useful for ovals and miniatures.
When we stretch, we will normally custom cut bars to the size of the image after transfer, which can vary a little from the original size. Clients needing specific sizes must let us know in advance.
We do not have "step by step" photos of this process because we farm it out to people who know what the heck is going on. But...we do (as always) have some finished samples to show. ENJOY.
Ornate large 5" silver "frame-only"
makes this piece outstanding.
Total as shown -----$620
This is a Wyland print that will be stretched & framed as an oil painting would be.
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