In my shop, I have available stretched and unstretched canvas, however there has been a number enquiries about how to frame unstretched canvases.
So, in this article I am going to answer your question - how do I frame an unstretched canvas?
It means the canvas will be pulled tight around a wooden frame. The frame size determines the depth of your canvas. A 3cm deep frame is pretty standard. This is one way to frame an unstretched canvas.
- Again you can take your art to a framer and get it professionally framed which is always the ideal option if you have the budget for it. Set and forget. It will look amazing. It is often worth saving up for this option.
- If you are trying to be more budget conscious, find yourself a pre-made frame with a matt that is larger than your art work and place it in there yourself. You will still want to tape it down to a piece of board and stretch it as much as possible to it is firm and tight. Not quite as professional, but I always like to give people options, as we are all on different budgets. And because we all deserve a little art in our life!
- Also, see my Framing Hacks article for more framing ideas.
If you are in Australia, and would like your art professionally stretched or framed, I offer the service to arrange that for you. Please contact me for more details.
If you are International, I can arrange stretching however keep in mind that shipping costs will change once the canvas is stretched. Sometimes it is cheaper to ship the painting in a tube and stretch it once it arrives at your end.
I hope this info has answered your question, how do I frame an unstretched canvas? Comment below and let me know if this has been helpful and if you have any questions I can help you with.
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Thank u for explaining the difference.I do a lot of digital art & have put my creations on stretched canvas but just ordered one that is not stretched.I have so many frames in my office that I am sure I can make it work.