Thursday, April 8, 2010

Large Embellished Prints

I've been offering embellished giclee prints on my etsy site for awhile and I thought I would show what they look like before they are stretched onto the stretcher bars. These are two favorite paintings, the Queen Evangeline print is sold, the original was 18x24 on canvas and it has been a very popular print on paper. I added a bunch of texture to the print on canvas, and then painted all over it, so it looks just like an original. I really enjoy doing these. My husband has a LARGE epson color printer and it prints beautifully on canvas, but I miss the texture of the original so I have been basically repainting every one after he prints them for me.
The blue one, the original was 9x12 on wood that I sold a few months ago, and this is the first time I have made an embellished print of a smaller painting, and I think it turned out so good. I think it truly captures the feel of the original, which I did not feel was true of the repeat of the original I redid for myself. I sell these on etsy for $149 for the 18x24 size and $100 for the 16x20. I can do just about anything that is in my etsy shop this way, any print, you could buy a hand embellished print that looks like this. I might have to do some magic if the size is weird, but I can make it work. Don't look at how messy my table is, please. My husband came through his surgery just fine, but I am taking care of him in between doing my arty work.
I hope this makes clear what I am doing with these, but if not, please feel free to ask questions.


barbara burkard said...

oh, julie!!! what loveliness!!!

Juliette Crane said...

what a lovely idea! thank you for sharing your process. it's sounds like a ton of fun and i love to embellish. i can't believe i haven't visited your blog yet :) happy to be following now and can't wait to stay in touch and see more of your lovely artwork via the blog world.

best wishes!

Fair Rosamund said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I think your work is gorgeous and so intereting! I just love your use of color. ~Lauren

mystele said...

julie, it's always a treat to read your blog. and these prints are just fab!

SKIZO said...

good creations