For Hawaiians, the Honu is a symbol of good luck in the form of a guardian spirit.
First off I have my original painting professionally photographed by F-40 Studio Inc. in H.B. Next, I start with a high-quality Epson inkjet print using archival inks and paper to prevent fading. The front of the print is coated with a pH neutral Opti-clear adhesive to adhere the print to the acrylic. This is backed with 1/8" sintra board, which is an aluminum composite meant to provide rigidity and support for the artwork. Afterward, the edges are polished to create a seamless layer. 3/4" wood stretcher bars are attached to the back with a wire for easy hanging.