Quote for Nicole Alger
Sept. 9, 2018
Estimate is valid for 30 days
Hand-made linen panel measuring 20" x 30"
Primed with Williamsburg Lead Oil Ground
Substrate: aluminum composite material
Basic panel (linen adhered to panel with acrylic medium)
Deluxe panel (linen adhered to panel with Beva 371 film)
Shipping (USPS Priority Express, takes 1-2 days; ironically, this is the least expensive option)
Total for basic panel:
Total for deluxe panel:
Fine textured Belgian linen (pictured)
Extra-fine textured Belgian linen
Depending on the drying time for the oil ground, 2-4 weeks.
50% down to start work, balance due when the panel is ready to ship.
Venmo app or credit card
For a credit card, I'd send you a secure electronic invoice through e-mail.
The photos feature a test panel made with fine textured linen (Blick type 144, see bottom photo). The surface is shiny because the oil ground is still wet. I don't have a dry test panel to photograph. This test panel measures 4" x 6".
After applying the first coat of acrylic medium to seal the linen, I sanded the surface.. After sanding, I applied two more coats of sealer, then one coat of Williamsburg Titanium Oil Ground (I don't yet have Lead Oil Ground in my studio). I took these photos this morning, when the oil ground was still wet, to show the texture of a linen panel made with fine-textured linen. For your panel, I would apply at least two coats of oil ground, until an opaque surface is achieved. These photos are just an approximation, and the color of the linen is showing through the ground a little. I expect the finished panel to have a soft, opaque, nearly white color.
After the linen is sealed and primed, I'll adhere it to the substrate with either acrylic medium or Beva 371 film, depending on your choice of adhesive.
The other linen option is extra-fine textured linen (Blick type 66J). See bottom photo. If you'd like me to use extra-fine linen and sand the surface to make it as smooth as possible while retaining a linen texture, I'll be happy to do that.
Thanks for contacting me—I'd love to make your panel for you.