Buying Your Own Artwork And Using Your Sales Balance To Pay?
Hello to All!
Quick question here. I'm not one to buy my own art, but need to order a couple of 26" pillows for a wicker couch I'm trying to finish. I ordered the 2 pillows, but don't see some box or button to use money from my sales to pay for it? Can it be done, or do I have to use a credit card only?
Yes, one of a couple of paintings I made last year, from cans of house paint that was thrown out in a dumpster, up the street. Somebody was flipping the house and bought a LOT of paint, gallon here,gallon there and used just a small portion of the paint and then tossed it into a dumpster! I was actually IN the dumpster getting the 2x6x12's pressure treated deck wood they also threw out, from the dumspter and saw ALL the brand new cans of paint!
I've been wanting to try painting, but I guess I was waiting for the right time! LOL!
Here's another painting that I did, maybe one of 5 or so, that I lked and now hangs over the couch in the family room, BIG, 32x48". This is a straight painting, no Topaz
I ran the abstract through Topaz to mostly soften it and also brighten some of the colors, red mostly, which was a darker red, almost burgundy, but that was the color that came out of the DUMPSTER!!! LOL!
Will order them TODAY, as soon as the MOOLAH hits my Paypal account!
No reason to wait! Another tip! I used "hard board" which is 1/8th thick and 4'x8', has another name but can't think of it right now. I cut them in thirds, so I end up with 3- 32" x 48" wide panels. One side is slick and the backside has a texture, that when painted, looks like canvas! At my local Home Depot, these are ALWAYS in the "As Is" pile and marked down to 70% OFF! $2-$3 a SHEET! The corners are sometimes damaged, but fine for what I do!!! Then I just get some "brick moulding" and make my own frames, with glue and brads!
I just first paint the brown panels with some white house paint and then paint on that!
Seems easier for me, to paint BIG stuff than smaller images....
Rich, I remember my dad painting on hard board sometimes. Yes, there is a reason to wait a bit before i start...I am simply swamped with projects and commissions right now. So many ideas my head is swirling. And what I really should be doing is preparing to move in a month and a half. We haven't even found a place to live yet, lol. May be out on the streets soon!
It would be neat to be able to pool from your balance to buy stuff on FAA but I don't think they could possibly do that since a chunk of it will be tied up awaiting any possible returns with the 30 day money back guarantee.
"No reason to wait! Another tip! I used "hard board" which is 1/8th thick and 4'x8',"
Also known as MDF, (medium density fiberboard) and is probably what your hardware store will call it. It's a convenient and inexpensive way to make your own painting panels but If you want your painting to be archival you need to seal the board and "gesso" it. If you don't see the board it could absorb moisture from the air and deteriorate over time, and also the acids in the board could leach into the paint and cause staining or discoloration. Making MDF archival is a bit of a hassle so I tend to just buy premade panels, usually the ones by Ampersand unless I need a non standard size then I'll make my own.
No, not MDF, but Masonite, which is different. That's the word I was looking for. More of a paper product I think, then MDF. And again, the advantage to me, was that it was CHEAP!!! And I was using House Paints from a dumpster, so the "archival" issue isn't anything I'm concerned about! LOL!
Yes, I'll be using my Paypal account, as soon as the deposit is made.....
Masonite was a brand name, no one actually makes "Masonite" anymore (there is a company called Masonite but they make doors). Masonite and hardboard definitely are the same thing, Masonite was the original manufacturer of HDF. Hardboard is technically the oil tempered version of MDF so not quite the same thing and harder to cut.