It’s finally here! My first in a series of video tutorials. I realize that I have already posted once on how to stretch a canvas, but I think (and hope) that this video will make things a bit more clear. This should be a useful tool for those of you who would like to try stretching your own canvas, but are not sure where to start.
Stretching your own canvas is more time consuming than picking one up at the store, but it’s also a lot less expensive. Another advantage is the fact that you can custom make a canvas according to your needs.
A huge thank you to my minion, Harmony, for filming and editing this video for me!
I’ll also include a list of tools and where things can be purchased in case you’re interested in trying this out for yourself!
- Stretcher bars (available at utrecht.com, dickblick.com, and Michaels)
- Canvas (fabric stores, utrecht.com, dickblick.com)
- Staple Gun and staples (hardware stores, Walmart)
- Rubber Mallet or similar item (Wal Mart, hardware stores)
- Gesso (Michaels, utrecht.com, dickblick.com)
- large paint brush (hardware stores, Walmart)
- Canvas Pliers, optional (dickblick.com, utrecht.com)