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How to Build a Custom Sized Stretched Canvas

Sebiana Gaiotto

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7 Videos (12m)
    • Intro

    • Materials

    • Measure and cut the canvas

    • Build the canvas

    • Fix the sides

    • Fix the angles

    • Project: create your own canvas!


About This Class

This class is really useful for anyone wanting to learn how to build a custom sized stretched canvas to paint, how to choose the right kind of frame and canvas for your perfect painting.

Professional artists prefer to build their own canvas so they can use their preferred type of canvas and frame for their work.

In this class I will show you how to build a little size canvas, but the process is the same for larger canvas.



In this class I will also show you the materials you need to build your custom size stretched canvas:

⁃ 1 frame which can be made by your carpenter. It could be made with a multilayer panel or a very stable kind of wood. The frame will have the little step and the wooden edges you will see in the video.

- 1 piece of canvas. You can buy a big canvas roll in the specialized shop or online.
I prefer to use a 100% linen canvas 350 gr, it is already prepared to paint  directly.

⁃ 1 pencil

⁃ 1 long wooden rod if you are going to cut large size canvas, or a little square

⁃ 1 scissors 

⁃ 1 canvas plier 

⁃ 1 staple gun

- recharging staples

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Great, fast and straight foward. Learned a LOT in a little time, only miss to learn how to make a custom frame.