Video: How To Make Mounted Prints

 Wouldn’t it be cool to have a way to create that canvas 3D look for your art prints? I think so! :) After some planning and exchanging ideas Alex and I came up with a way to mount my illustration reproductions on wooden blocks. The process takes some time, but we are very pleased with the result! Here is a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to create great mounted prints that do not require a frame…




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For this tutorial you might need:

1) Art print on sturdy paper

2) Wooden block (choose an appropriate size for your print)

3) Electric drill

4) Drill bit for wood

5) Forstner bit

6) 2 small screws ( height = approximately 2/3 of the depth of your wood block)

7) Screwdriver

8) Sturdy thread

9) Acrylic paint (choose the color to match your print)

10) Paintbrush

11) Double-sided adhesive film tape (permanent)

12) exacto knife

13) Fixative spray for acrylic

Yep! That’s quite a lot! But your mounted print will be worth it! :)


Follow the steps in my video tutorial and have fun creating your mounted prints! Good luck!


I created my mounted print from the video with an archival reproduction I printed in my studio of  Music Lover illustration

featuring my Rondy the Elephant:


If you would like to have one of my Rondy mounted prints for yourself, you can order any illustration you like as a mounted print in my Etsy shop:

[ This one is with my Elephant Out Of A Fly illustration :) ]


This post wouldn’t be complete without thanking my wonderful husband Alex for helping me with the process and all the handy parts of this tutorial! He is amazing! [I’m so lucky!]

Alex actually made all the openings himself… I’m pretty scared of the electric drill ;) Ha-ha!

Do you know any other way to create mounted prints? Let me know! :)

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07 Jul 2011

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