How do I Make my Mounted Prints?

Recently I’ve been very busy filling wholesale orders that include mounted prints.  So, I thought I would give you a little peak into my process of creating them.  I make each one myself, I don’t have a team or manufacturer that makes them for me.  I do order the MDF board from Dick Blick Art Supplies, but I print the art print myself.

MDF board 3

I adhere them to the board using Yes acid free Paste by spreading it on the board using a palette knife.  The print is laid on the board and I use a brayer to press it on.  I let it sit for 4-6 hours with a weight on top to make sure it adheres with no bubbles.

Mounted prints 3

Once they are dry, I trim the edges with an exacto knife and then paint them with DecoArt’s Chalky Finish paint in black or white.

Mounted prints 1

The final step is applying 2 layers of DecoArt’s DuraClear Soft Touch Varnish.  This gives it a soft matted look and protects the print.

Mounted prints 2

All of the prints are stamped and signed by me on the back.  So, it’s as close to getting one of my original pieces as possible.

Mounted prints 5

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2 thoughts on “How do I Make my Mounted Prints?

  1. Jann Olson says:

    Carmen, your art is so beautiful and I am glad that you are doing so well! You put a lot of love and work into each and every piece! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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