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Hints and Tips:
1. If you don't see the art that you want because of color, artist or composition go to the Elephant Art page and, at the bottom, order a Commissioned Art. The price is about the same, it will come with your colors and you specify the artist.
2. If you are looking for a gift for a friend, get an EDP Gift Certificate if you can't decide what to buy.
3. Have to have a certain color on an item? Be sure to tell us in the remarks during check out. We will send the correct color along if we have it.
Another technique: Some may want to mount the elephant art on a stretcher or blank canvas/stretcher. These paintings do not have to go under glass. You can seal this art with 3-4 coats of Krylon GLOSS UV-Resistant Acrylic Coating. I donít like the finish of the MATTE coating (plus, it dulls it). I use light coats and let each dry at least 30 minutes before applying the next coat. It seals it up nice. Also, you can use something like 3M Super 77 spray glue to glue the art to a suitable surface like a blank stretched canvas or even cork board or the like. (Be careful.)
5. No guarantees of success are implied with these directions although they have been used repeatedly with good success. Good care is a must while following directions.
6. Here is some helpful information that comes from a professional artist about using EDP for watercolor painting:
Tips for preparing EDP for application of watercolors;
2) place brown paper towels over it
3) on warm-medium steam setting, gently iron it. Let it dry.
4) repeat several times to create layers
7. Use Miracle Tape to seal envelopes: You can always use Miracle Tape (available from Viva Las Vegastamps!) to seal your hand made or EDP envelopes! If you're giving away the envelopes, you can even leave the paper backing on the Miracle Tape so the recipient can peel off the backing when they're ready to use the envelope.
8. Making your own envelopes out of EDP or other home made paper is becoming increasingly popular with folks. The simplest way is to just make a cardboard or plastic template (open an envelope the size you want and trace around it), then overlay the template on the envelope paper, trace around it and cut out your envelope. (Try our beige paper or a colorful paper pack for making your envelopes.) You can assemble your envelope with Miracle Tape or glue. Purists may want to make their own envelope glue (like above or below) for the flaps.
9. Making Envelope Glue
10. Homemade Elephant Glue
Ingredients: 1 tsp Elmer's Glue, 1/2 tsp. vinegar, 2 drops mint flavoring. Apply to surface and let dry. Lick to activate.