New Way of Framing a Stretched Canvas – Art Experience


Stretched canvas mounted on screen board

Canvas Mounted in a Larger Frame

I have thought of a new way of framing stretched canvases

In the normal way a stretched canvas would be placed in just the right size frame.

As more and more people like to see a canvas painted round the edges frames would no longer be required. Paintings are then often hung without a frame.

Now I do think a nice frame brings out the best in a painting. Therefore I have thought of a new way to add a frame to a stretched canvas painting.

I decided to screw the stretched canvas to a mount board which adds 5 cm to the size of the canvas all the way round. You can add more if you wish. It will adapt the size of the canvas to the size of the desired frame.

The method allows you to use shallow frames in contrast to deep frames normally required for stretched canvases. It may even reduce the cost of framing.

The picture shows an example of a canvas attached to a white 3mm strong screen board. You can also use MDF or HDF boards if you like. The canvas protrudes from the board so I recommend you to paint round the edges to make the canvas look neat.

Your comments would be welcome.


About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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One Response to New Way of Framing a Stretched Canvas – Art Experience

  1. maplecreekcottage says:

    Great idea!

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