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Displaying Your Nature Close-Up Paintings

Displaying Your Nature Close-Up Paintings

Today, we’re looking at a couple different ways you might use or display the nature close-up watercolor paintings developed in the last post.

mounted watercolor paintings


One option for displaying your nature close-up paintings is to mount four together to create a composite image.  To mount your paintings in the way, paint the edges of four 5×5 in canvas boards using black acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.

paint canvas board edges


Cut four watercolor paintings to slightly less than 5 inch square and glue to the canvas boards.  Place the boards under a weight like a heavy book and allow to dry. If desired, spray the individual watercolor paintings using a light application of a clear coat spray like Krylon Kamar Varnish for protection.

kamar spray varnish

Paint the edges of a 12 x 12 inch cradled panel using black acrylic paint.  Paint the front of the panel using white or off-white acrylic paint.  Arrange the four canvas boards and glue in place using white glue.

wall mounted paintings

Another option to share your artwork is to use the paintings as the face of highly personalized greeting cards.  Buy blank notecards from the store or fold your own using plain cardstock.  Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut the paintings to fit your notecards.  I chose to layer my paintings on top of white and gold papers.  Adhere your paintings and any other paper layers to the front of the blank cards using double stick tape or a tape runner.

watercolor greeting cards

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Lee Ann is a mixed media hobbyist who enjoys using her Cricut machine for art projects as well as decorations for her home and garden. She's a new empty-nester with 2 adult daughters. Now she and her husband are free to embark on that US pizza eating tour they always talked about. Lee Ann provides IT support to Craft-e-Corner.

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