How to correct a Blogger redirect to spam, &, secrets of stretching oil paintings with linen…

My secret comments about stretching linen canvas for oil paintings…

Rex Art Florida…Buy the wood stretcher bars…Buy linen not cotton canvas…Hand mallet wood together…Stretch using black carpet tacks hammered into back of stretcher not sides…Reinforce using copper tacks at sides…reinforce & adjust tension by using metal spring canvas tighteners also sold by Rex…That is the best…or buy premade from a professional stretcher in your local area & miss all the fun…(make sure wood is sustainable to save trees)…

There is a great oil prime & size gesso(it’s an all in one) that comes in a can from Australia…(ArtSpectrum oil prime)…

belgian 10 weight linen…get a metal grabber tool instead of hurting your hands…do it yourself is way more fun than buying…at least the first time…

 I used the new Best adjustable metal canvas tighteners to tighten the linen at the very end…They are these things you screw in on an angle into each corner & can be screw tightened once in…The lighter weight 10 linen is a little easier to deal with than the nubbier stuff…But I HEAR you on sag! What a nightmare! But I survived…I was shy to recommend the gesso I really prefer because the Smithsonian has not(not that I have heard yet) accepted non-traditional gessoes for oil paintings yet-they say they delaminate…But I secretly prefer clear gesso because I like the transparency & my yellows are truer…(Liquitex makes a surprisingly robust clear one)…Yes, I ordered a 2 & a 1/4″ stretcher bar set from Rex in Florida to avoid warpage, & though it was heavy, it was true…I just love tongue & groove stretcher bars…

http://www.rexart.com/product1938.html

Randall Stoltzfus sloweye.net taught me that with linen, you hammer in temporary nails, let it rest for days or a week, then remove nails, & re-stretch tighter…The rest period gives the linen time to expand…(Randall was raised Amish so he gets things)…This rest philosophy works with running…You run, then walk, then run, then walk…Randall’s work is shimmering, if anyone goes to look for his original 
How to stretch linen directions…

WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE HAS SABOTAGED YOUR BLOGGER BLOG & THE WHOLE ENTIRE BLOG IS REDIRECTING TO A SPAM SITE WHEN YOU GO TO VISIT IT…

1)get the Firefox Add-On called NO SCRIPT
2)once that is all set up, go into your Blogger dashboard & edit Layout
3)remove ALL your widgets
4)republish & leave the whole thing alone for a while, like a day or two
5)The Blog should clear up, but it does seem to take a while, I don’t know why, but for me it took time after I deleted all my widgets for the site to clear
6)if the blog is still not working, go back in using the Firefox NO SCRIPT function to allow or block the redirects so you can get in & edit…(once you block the redirected site, it won’t redirect there ever again…)(The NO SCRIPT addon works like this-in Firefox you surf to your blog-it redirects to some spam site-you click on the No Script add on at the bottom of your page “Block this site always”…go back to your blog address…This time it doesn’t move…Click “allow this page”…No script works now every time you use Firefox as your browser…Each page you like click “allow this page”…Each page you don’t want click”block this page”…This will help you when dealing with spammers & viruses…Editing out a spammer is getting harder-they even redirect your edit page so you cannot get into your own dashboard to get rid of them…The redirects usually come through widgets you have added yourself…Delete all your side bar layout widgets & you delete the weird redirects…)
7)Change the template of your blog theme to one of the very first most simple ones…The act of clearing the template seems to restore the Blog back to purity…
8)Wordpress.com has some amazing free functions…I would copy each page of your site manually, & recreate your site on WordPress.com for free…There is no need for you to lose your information & having a back-up blog site will do alot to relieve your anxiety about this…Plus you may find you prefer WordPress.com over time…Having two locations won’t hurt you…
9)Make a note on paper of all the widgets you had that you are going to erase…It is not hard to get widgets…But remembering them may be…Save them…Then just get rid of your whole long list…It is easier than just picking one by one…
10)Consider spending a small amount of money…Sometimes when you pay a little money for blog service you get better service…Pro account blogs tend to do a little better on Blogger & WordPress.com…
11)Have a nice day!

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