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How best to photograph black and white painting

I have been asked to digitise a painting that the artist would like to use on a website I am creating for her. The painting is black and white acrylic, on canvas, unframed, and not stretched. So it's going to have to be lying on a table or something. I have a DSLR. What are some tips for getting the best quality image? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 24, 2016 - 11 answers

Canvas on a picture rail?

How do I create an ever-evolving wall space to stick art & postcards on if I'm not allowed to use Blu-Tack but do have a picture rail with hooks? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 14, 2016 - 20 answers

Cleaning Suggestions

I recently came upon my grandfather's WWII US Navy Canvas Dufflebag. It's gotten a little musty over years and years in the attic and needs to be cleaned. I'm concerned about washing his name off by just throwing it in a regular wash, but money's always a little tight and I try not to dry clean stuff unless it's absolutely necessary. Does anyone have any thoughts? Here's a couple pictures.
posted by Flashbullzeye on Jan 24, 2016 - 5 answers

De-stenching a canvas tent for one final voyage.

So, I've ruined my Kodiak canvas tent. What steps can I take to make it usable for one more trip? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Bag it for life?

I have one of these vintage WW2-era bags, and I love it. But it's falling apart. Can the AskMe denizens help me extend its life, or find a longer lasting replacement? [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 16, 2015 - 10 answers

Please help a beginner with a canvas/painting/wall project

I need inspiration and advice for painting canvasses with acrylic paints. I have never painted like this before. I will be doing a 3 x 3 grid of canvases on a very tall white wall, and was thinking something super simple, like solid colors and/or abstract shapes. But I'm afraid of it looking really bad. Can you give advice for getting decent results, and also maybe find examples of something you think a beginner could do? [more inside]
posted by JenMarie on Aug 7, 2015 - 13 answers

I'd like to find boring shoes that aren't so cheap

What's a step up in quality from Vans sneakers? I like that they make plain, neutral-looking canvas sneakers, but I don't like that my shoes wear out in six months. I like real-life stores so that I can try on shoes and ask staff for help. What store should I go to in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Jan 9, 2015 - 22 answers

Can I get a poem printed on canvas before Christmas?

I am looking to get a poem printed on canvas.... before Christmas. I am in Manhattan, NYC. Does anyone know of either a place locally or somewhere online with rush shipping that I can get this done?
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Short turn-around canvas bag repair in Seattle?

I have a canvas purse with a 5" rip at one seam. I'm hoping to get it repaired in time for a meeting I have on Tuesday morning. What’s the best option for fast repair? Google brings up Rainy Pass Repair, but their minimum turnaround is 2 weeks. I made an abortive attempt to get a repair a year ago, and was so embarrassed by the "of COURSE we don't repair such things here" snootiness of the clothing repair place I inquired at that I'm skittish. Should I be looking at a cobbler or something? Other ideas?
posted by laeren on Nov 5, 2014 - 14 answers

best way to hang a batik tapestry?

I bought a large batik tapestry hand-painted on lightweight canvas, with raw, unfinished edges. I'd like to hang it as opposed to frame it, but it has sharp creases from being folded in my luggage. I'm afraid to iron or steam it. What are some affordable options for displaying it nicely? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Oct 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Where is my purse?

My wife has had the same purse for the past four years and it's amazing, but now it's falling apart and we can't find a replacement anywhere. It's Fossil and she bought it at Macy's. [more inside]
posted by zrail on Oct 1, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I prevent a stretched canvas from warping more with each coat?

The canvas warps when painted and then unwarps when it dries, what can I do to prevent this? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

I want you like a penguin..in canvas

Looking for prints of animals clearly in love or displaying "love" that I can buy, frame, and hang on my wall [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Jul 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for web app development resources.

Help me find good web app planning and development resources. [more inside]
posted by davebush on Nov 18, 2013 - 3 answers

No tagging allowed

DIY help -- spray paint + canvas = art? My roommate and I are planning on making our own spray paint art wall hangings. Neither of us know how to use spray paint or if the kind of canvas matters. Please help us choose the right materials and give us other advice for a successful creative masterpiece! [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Nov 5, 2013 - 13 answers

I'm looking for a waxed canvas/ waxed cotton bag..

I'd like to get largeish waxed canvas or waxed cotton shoulder/messenger bag. Large enough to hold a number of vinyl records (12x12), bigger is ok, smaller won't work. I'm looking for waxed cotton because it is waterproof and looks cool, but other fabrics would be ok if they don't have logos and are also waterproof.
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Did I just kill this bag?

I just got paint all over a Filson field bag. Do I have any chance whatsoever of cleaning it? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jul 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Custom tote bags with custom, wrap-around artwork?

I would like to have a batch of canvas tote-bags made with custom artwork, with the following design caveat: The logo/artwork wraps around each side of the bag. What specific companies can do this for small batches (50-100, max)? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 25, 2013 - 4 answers

A waveform? A landform? Just a lovely abstract?

Can you help me learn more about this painting and/or the artist? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for smallish canvas and leather tote/briefcase

I'm looking for an everyday, tote/briefcase-type bag; smallish, around 12x9" and maybe 5 or 6" wide, made of canvas and leather, hoping to keep the price below $125. Any suggestions? I saw something on the train today that looked perfect, but I can't find it online. The brand was "Yosemite", which is tough to google. The logo on the label was a stylized sun with a face. Can anyone help me find that company or a different bag that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on May 2, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I repair a rip in oil painting on canvas?

Have an oil painting, self portrait of my old man, there is an L shaped rip around 6x4in flap. What's the best way to repair it?
posted by daveo'h on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Does my ideal purse exist?

I'm on the market for a new everyday purse/bag, and I'm having trouble finding exactly what I'm looking for. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Feb 11, 2013 - 32 answers

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack.

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

De-stinkify canvas

How can I de-stink these canvases? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Sep 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommend: black satchel bags for men

I'm looking for stylish black satchel bags, preferably made of canvas, for men. Budget: $300.
posted by Foci for Analysis on Sep 10, 2012 - 13 answers

3D graphics in a 2D context (for dummies)

HTML5 canvas question: I'm trying to model a 2D grid in 3D space and it's not working right. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Encyclopedia Green and the Case of the Perplexing Painters

Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within! [more inside]
posted by jph on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Time to canvas-ize some photos!

Looking for advice/tips on printing photos on canvas. Anyone have a service they like? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Waxed Canvas

Can you help me find a source for waxed canvas? [more inside]
posted by slim on Nov 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Two paintings, separated by a common canvas

After discovering a second painting on the back of a treasured watercolor, how can I display them both? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jul 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Sticking spray painted canvas to more spray painted canvas.

Metafilter, save my art project! What kind of glue can I use to stick spray painted canvas parts to a spray painted canvas? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Jun 6, 2011 - 16 answers

How to Build a Cavas Winter Tent?

I would like to build a canvas winter camping tent. I'm looking for materials and plans. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me identify this painting!

Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 16, 2010 - 4 answers

How to Dye an Ugly Old Bag

I have this Dickies messenger bag (by item number, anyway) that I got in a grab bag a couple years ago. The only problem? It's entirely pale carnation pink. This will not do. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Will temperature fluctuations harm acrylic or oil paints or paintings?

I am setting up a painting studio in my attic and I am concerned about how fluctuating temperatures will affect the paints and paintings. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

What sites best show off IE9's new features?

Seeking cool HTML5 (Canvas/Video/Audio), SVG, and/or WOFF examples; must work in IE9. [more inside]
posted by macrone on Nov 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Ways to deliberately deteriorate canvas?

As part of an art project I'm trying to find out what substances and techniques can be used to deliberately deteriorate and decay raw unprimed canvas (no paint) or other materials (wood, plastic, wallpaper etc). Preferably I'm looking for something that can be put on to do its deteriorating work, then washed or somehow taken off again so that process of deterioration is stopped. [more inside]
posted by halcorp on Aug 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Fabric as Wallpaper: How to Attach It?

I need to stick a 4'x4' piece of canvas to the wall like wallpaper. I would use wallpaper paste but it would make the black and white fabric look like ass. What should I use to make it permanent and awesome?
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Websites for original art

What websites sell original art directly from the artist? [more inside]
posted by nineRED on Jun 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Make these shoes look brand new again

How should I clean a grimy scruffy pair of rope-soled canvas slip-ons without ruining it? (These TOMS are the shoes in question)
posted by hellopanda on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I test whether a canvas area has finished rendering?

My JavaScript rough edges are showing. How can I test whether my html5 canvas area has finished rendering so I can use it for other purposes? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Apr 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Why won't my paint stick to certain areas of the canvas?

Why won't my paint stick to certain areas of the canvas? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Apr 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks?

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Mar 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Cleaning a coat that can't be washed or dry-cleaned: How?

How do I get a stench out of a coat that can't be washed or dry-cleaned? [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on Feb 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Where do I buy (inexpensive) art in Manhattan?

Where can I buy inexpensive canvas paintings or glicee prints in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by bzn on Jan 9, 2010 - 2 answers

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC?

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

How to protect Werner Herzog's signature on a pair of Chuck's?

I got Werner Herzog to sign one of my Chuck's. He used a permanent Sharpie. I'd like to continue wearing the shoes (it's just a signature), but I'd like the sig to fade as slowly as possible (it's Werner Herzog's signature OMG!) What is the best way to protect Werner Herzog's signature (in Sharpie) on a pair of Chuck's?
posted by barfmann on Jun 27, 2009 - 25 answers

Red Fuji southern wind clear morning... on my wall

I need suggestions as to how I can most easily and inexpensively get the full-size version of this arresting image reproduced at large size and on high-quality art paper. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on May 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me shellac my matzoh balls

I dumped a substantial portion of matzoh ball soup on a canvas. After it dries I'm going to glue the larger chunks down, and then I need to varnish/shellac/something the canvas. What would work best? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Apr 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Please help me ruin a perfectly good canvas field coat

I got a great gift of a brand-new camel-colored canvas field coat from Land's End. It fits great. Problem (?) is: that it looks like a brand-new camel-colored canvas field coat from Land's End. [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Mar 24, 2009 - 10 answers

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