Step One: Be nice to Ardis so that she’ll send you high-resolution files of art that you have fallen in love with.
Step Two: Wait for artists’ canvas to go on sale at Michael’s.
Step Three: Buy photo transfer paper, muslin, and mounting hardware.
Step Four: Print out the art work onto the transfer paper.
Step Five: Find your iron.
Step Six: Iron the transfer paper onto the muslin.
Step Seven: Cut the muslin so that it is as big as the canvas plus a two-inch border on each side.
Step Eight: Wrap muslin around canvas and tape on the back. (I used yellow electrician’s tape left over from putting stripes on a black t-shirt so my son could be a bumble bee in a musical, but I’m, uh, guessing that any color tape would work.)
Step Nine: Mount on the wall.
Another project–family history oriented this time:
Three different things here:
(1) Photos in glass containers: Copy photos on to overhead transparencies. Cut to size. Nestle into jars.
(2) Fabric hanging: see above re iron-on transfers.
(3) Photos on trays: make plain black-and-white copies of photos. Dip photos into an equal mixture of school glue and water. Smooth photo onto tray.
Note that all of the wood was purchased unfinished, painted dark red, and then sprayed with crackle-coat spray paint.
And now a bleg:
This is the ship that brought my great-grandmother to America. (There are other photos I’ve found, as well.) I’d like to display it somehow, somewhere, but I’m out of ideas.