View Full Version : Five by Five

04-20-2009, 06:03 PM
I wonder if anyone would be interested in swapping 5x5 canvasses. That is a popular fund raiser size around here and for people accustomed to working on atcs a nice stretch. I prefer the gallery type canvasses (1 1/2 to 2 inches deep) with the sides finished so that the artwork can be hung as is. This would involve a bit of expense as each trader would have to purchase a 5x5 (Dick Blick or Hobby Lobby) and postage would be expensive also. Another thought would be to make 5x5 paintings suitable for mounting on a 5x5 canvas. This would cut down on expense and allow for maybe trading several. I am just trying to gauge interest here and get some ideas.

04-20-2009, 07:06 PM
What medium are u considering?

04-20-2009, 07:07 PM
I may be interested!

04-20-2009, 08:00 PM
I was thinking mixed media or acrylic. Probably not fabric as that is pretty well covered in chunky books. I was thinking more straight works of art without a lot of embellishments.
I'll try to post some examples of the kind of thing I mean. Also, I was thinking that 6x6's for some unknown reason are easier to find for a reasonable price and that maybe that would be a good canvas. Maybe it could be run more like a lengthy canvas-a-thon where people posted what they had to swap. Maybe that wouldn't work at all. Any ideas?
I would love to have little canvasses of some of the cards I receive.

The Mad Catter
05-14-2009, 08:12 AM
this is interesting...i would be very interested! :jiggy:

05-19-2009, 10:30 PM
Sounds cool! I'd probably be interested.

05-19-2009, 10:57 PM
I would be interested too! I am trying to expand beyond fabric! am even taking watercolour classes !!!

05-20-2009, 02:31 PM
I started to end this thread, but a few people keep trickling in. I'm not sure how many we would need really. Still considering it.

05-20-2009, 07:20 PM
Although I am in Down Under I am interested.

06-13-2009, 01:07 PM
I was reading some artist's blog and he does that - paints on paper and then mounts it to canvas when he exhibits to cut down on storage issues. If you decide to go with a similar process, I'd be interested. I like the a-thon method of swapping, too. Why not post a poll in the Lounge to gauge interest?

06-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the feed back. I'm thinking the "on paper" idea would be best. The poll is a good idea. Now let me figure out how I do that.

06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
Hi, I'm new to the site, but I'm interested in this swap... have you decided on paper or canvas?

06-26-2009, 04:53 AM
i am not sure if that has been decided.

06-26-2009, 04:54 AM
I have been looking for a 5 x 5 canvas and can't seem to find them I think i need to look a bit more in depth.

06-26-2009, 08:04 PM
It is much easier to find 6x6's. I have no idea why. Hobby Lobby often has 5x5's. Dick Blick has the 6x6's. This might really work better as a 1 to 1 swap. I'm still thinking about it. Claudine Hellmuth sells sticky backed canvas. I have never seen it and am not sure how different it would be to the kind of canvas that will go through your printer except for the already applied "sticky."I just looked that up, can be found on Stampington. Her prices are $12.95 for a pack of 5 12x12 sheets; or 10.95 for a 5 pack of 81/2 by 11 sheets. I got my inkjet canvas cloths 10 81/2 by 11 sheets at Office Depot. They are basically light weight canvas. I suspect they would be the same things if you sprayed the back with adhesive or used gel medium. I can't remember what I paid for that.
All of this is making me think it might be good to require that the art work be done on sticky back canvas. I am going to order some to see how it works.

06-26-2009, 08:46 PM
Occasionally, I have these long chats with myself! I ordered the sticky back canvas. I could provide any interested people with a 6x6 piece for $1.00 which would pretty much cover the cost and postage. But first, let me see what it looks like! After that I will make a decision and get on with this!

06-27-2009, 06:52 PM
I look it up on the web I might be able to order some for myself as i do paintings for presents alot so thanks for the offer and I might still take you up on it.

07-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Hmm, this sounds interesting I would like to give it a try...