(Proper tools to stretch canvas.)
In preparation for an upcoming show in the spring of 2017, I needed to stretch a large (36 x 48 inch) canvas. With the assistance and carpentry skills of my husband, sturdy stretcher bars and bracing were cut and assembled.
(The bracing both in the center and corners is necessary to keep such a large canvas square.)
(Canvas ready to stretch over the frame on my work table.)
(Canvas nearly finished thanks to my new electric staple gun.)
After I figured out the combination of the electric staple gun and canvas pleirs, the canvas was attached quickly without any pain. I did still use the hammer to finish off the staples, not to hammer them into place.
(Canvas is finished. Sample of heavy-weight canvas is draped over it.
Next step is to apply gesso the canvas to prepare it for the paint.)
So it is indeed true that you need the right tools for the job.
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