February 10, 2006, Newsletter Issue #6: Canvas Stretcher Bars

Tip of the Week

Canvas tips: Stretching your own canvas not only saves money but also allows you to experiment on different surface tightness. Canvas stretcher bars are simple to use pieces of wood that are usually sold in pairs. By buying two different lengths, you can make a rectangular canvas rather than a square one. Using the stretcher bars to build a frame for your canvas allows you to cut the size and dimensions of your paint surface then pre-stretched canvas sold commercially.

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