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Alka Sinha
  • Troy, MI
  • United States
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Need advise on making a huge wood canvas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alka Sinha on Monday. 5 Replies

I want to make a wood canvas 9 feet by 4 feet. Can I use 1/4 inch birch plywood for that?Please advise.Continue

Tags: canvas, wood, big

Suggestion on using resin on glass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jul 27. 9 Replies

I am trying to make a back drop for a bar for a client and I want to resin on a glass, as big as 9 ft by 4 ft.I experimented on a small piece of glass and I was not able to get all the bubbles go…Continue

Looking for palette wood canvas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alka Sinha Jan 18. 2 Replies

I want to try doing art on palette wood canvas with a rustic look. (see the attached image as sample) I am not that handy but am willing to try making one myself. Where can I get palette wood?Any…Continue

Help needed to rent 10x10 pro panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Patroske Mar 1. 2 Replies

HiI am a new aspiring artist in town and have gathered enough courage to participate in local art fairs in MI.I am looking to rent the pro panels and all the accessories needed to set up a 10x10…Continue

Tags: rent, used, up, set, booth

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Kevin Knittel replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Need advise on making a huge wood canvas.
"Alka, If its a permanent install then no need for bracing.  Better to use construction adhesive or other adhesive you can trowel and just mount directly to the wall.  Good luck.  "
Monday
Alka Sinha posted a discussion

Need advise on making a huge wood canvas.

I want to make a wood canvas 9 feet by 4 feet. Can I use 1/4 inch birch plywood for that?Please advise.See More
Monday
Larry Sohn replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"Alka, You are most welcome. Hope it helps. It would help if the company did more research and supported their product better, prior to "beta testing it" on us. Watch if you call the phone number on some of the correspondence, it is in…"
Jul 27
Alka Sinha replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"I will take all your suggestions and give it a shot. Thanks you very very much Larry!"
Jul 27
Larry Sohn replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"except for the idea that...  if it begins to drag... Don't let it drag. It will show through the layers applied afterward. If it makes drag lines, you will likely have to sand it out. Also, don't wait until it Cures. Pour the next…"
Jul 26
Alka Sinha replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"On #3: true that once I am beyond the 'working time' the resin will cause drag lines. So this is what I am thinking you are advising:  - work as fast as I can with each layer. and if it begins to drag, then leave it as-is. and then…"
Jul 26
Larry Sohn replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"1) I have not fond a specific other product I would atest to. However Hahnemuhle makes a varnish that is very good and clear. It depends very much on: A) what the artwork surface is. B) How clear you need the glazing C) Do you need UV…"
Jul 26
Alka Sinha replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"OMG! I cannot thank you enough for your SO SO informational email. God bless you for that :-) couple of questions/clarifications I have: 1) If not Art resin, what other resin do you suggest I should use? 2) You said "If the piece you are going…"
Jul 26
Larry Sohn replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"How do I say this cautiously....? ArtResin s**ks. They will tell you many different things with no technical information. No exact specifications. Just loose "guess work". Torch is better than heat gun. Heat gun usually wont produce near…"
Jul 26
Alka Sinha replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"hello Larry. Thanks for replying. I use epoxy resin that I buy from Art Resin website. The Art Resin team tells me to use Heat gun instead of the torch. Do you think it will work? Do you have a different idea? please advise. thanks so much"
Jul 26
Larry Sohn replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Suggestion on using resin on glass
"Which resin are you using? Brand?"
Jul 26
Alka Sinha posted a discussion

Suggestion on using resin on glass

I am trying to make a back drop for a bar for a client and I want to resin on a glass, as big as 9 ft by 4 ft.I experimented on a small piece of glass and I was not able to get all the bubbles go away. And I was afraid to use the blow torch too much or too close because I feared the glass would break.Please advise on what I should do. Any tips?I will look forward to your response.thanks muchAlkaSee More
Jul 25
Alka Sinha replied to Jim Dawson's discussion Ten MD ProPanels and matching ProPanel desk for sale - Ann Arbor area
"Hello Jim I have not forgotten about our conversation. I still have to come pick up the panels and stuff. Can I come over this Friday to take a look? Please let me know thanks alka"
Jun 6
Alka Sinha replied to Jim Dawson's discussion Ten MD ProPanels and matching ProPanel desk for sale - Ann Arbor area
"Jim It was nice to talk to you today. Will look forward to your email with address. Also, needless to say that I got your email. It was sitting in my junk folder :-) thanks alka"
May 17
Alka Sinha replied to Jim Dawson's discussion Ten MD ProPanels and matching ProPanel desk for sale - Ann Arbor area
"Hello Jim, Mark DiVitto forwarded the info to me about your panels. I am interested in them. Please let me know when we can talk. thanks alka"
May 16
Linda Patroske replied to Alka Sinha's discussion Help needed to rent 10x10 pro panels
"Have the panels already been sold???  I am new to art fairs and need something used. Linda"
Mar 1

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oil
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
have not done yet. planning to do my first
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At 9:55am on January 11, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Alka,

Welcome fellow Michigander!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.

At 10:35pm on January 11, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Alka. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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