Stacking it up!

Finally getting some pieces mounted and ready for their next homes. And it’s also nice to know that that’s a real possibility now. I’ve sold quite a few pieces this year so I’m hopeful that the trend will continue. At least I don’t feel like I’m making just because I’m addicted and can’t stop.

Question on this one, though. Do you think it should be mounted this way…

WS Heart 2 double point

Or this way?

WS Heart 2 point

The rest of these are all set, I believe.

WS Heart 1

Didn’t this one turn out cute?

WS Heart 4 turq WS Heart 3

But now I really am done with hearts!

I added the beads I had picked out to this piece and started considering mounting options.

Wool tree-shapes

It’s not the correct size for any of the standard canvases I have here.

Wool tree-shapes detail 1

I don’t want less of the dark and there’s not a good way to add more.

Wool tree-shapes detail 2

I’m thinking this one will not be mounted on canvas but rather backed and hung as a soft wall piece. It’s a little bit on the odd side of abstract, even for me, so I’m just not confident in what I want to do. It’s sitting on the cutting table, pinned to a backing, but I’m not quite ready to take that next step and make it final.

It won’t hurt to let it sit and think about what it needs to do for a day or two!

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16 thoughts on “Stacking it up!

  1. I love the beads and blue hearts!! And I actually have some small pieces to mount on canvas this weekend which I’ve never done before. I love your idea to glue them- what kind of glue do you use?

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    • I use carpenter’s wood glue. If it can grab wood fibers, it can surely grab textile fibers! And the edges clean up with water when it’s still wet!

      On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:

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  2. I usually sew my pieces on. I use the black canvas to frame the piece and sometimes paint a stripe to match a color in the fiber art piece. You have an impressive group of themed art. I like the idea for the on point design.

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    • I don’t sew these small ones on…I like the corners fastened down tight and you can’t do that any good way but glue! Larger pieces are sometimes a whole other story, with lots more considerations.

      On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:

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  3. How do you mount them.. I also paint canvases, but find it hard with the wood edges. I like to hand stitch them to the canvas, but sometimes that is not possible and have to use glue, which I really don’t like to do incase the person later just wants to hang the piece with out the canvas mount,.. I always put a felt dust cover on the back, and glue that to the sides, with brackets and wire screwed in to hang.. Out gallery does not allow for the little metal strips at the top, and I would not use them, because of shows etc. I have also tried to wrap the piece, but have never liked the looks, maybe my folds and edges don’t look neat..
    I like your pieces.

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    • These are small pieces and not ‘forever art’ to me. I used to worry about someone wanting to take the piece off the canvas and re-do it a different way, but not any more. They are what they are—small, nice, and priced to sell. So I glue the pieces to the canvas, put on a hanging wire and call it good. People aren’t too interested in permanent art anymore…a Home Goods picture or Wal Mart picture will fill their walls just as well as mine, so I’m trying to get something out there that pleases me first and home dec spots, too, so they can choose my textiles!

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  4. Mound it like u r first photo on an angle. The Hearts are fab, unbelievable in u r final arrangement ..
    The trees Composition should be called spring is around the corner

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  5. I like the first one on point but with the canvas straight,with the corners of the quilt sticking out. They all look great and although they are a series so look together, they all look so different..
    Sometimes I find strange sized canvas pictures in stores that you would not give houseroom to and are very very cheap. I give them a coat of black and, hey presto, there is another canvas. You just have to have the courage to keep a straight face as you buy it and walk out of the store because you just know what people are thinking. Sometimes they have a bit of texture on them due to whatever the commercial picture is but once covered in black that adds interest and can barely be spotted. This may help when you do pieces that don’t fit standard canvases.

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    • Great suggestion, Mary. Mostly I look at frames and forget about the canvas, or it’s a canvas panel rather than a stretched canvas. I’ll have to pay more attention now that I’m using them more often.

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