May 12, 2006, Newsletter Issue #18: Squaring Your Canvas

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Stretching your own canvases is tricky at first, but rewarding because it gives you more control over the size and shape of your paintings. One, sometimes overlooked step in the process is to make sure your canvas is squared. You can check the squareness of your frame by measuring across the diagonal corners to see that both measurements are equal. The larger your canvas, the more critical this step becomes, especially when you are adding bracing.

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