Stretching mini linoprints on canvasJuly 23, 2018 2019-02-06 11:29
Stretching mini linoprints on canvas
Recently I have been printing some of my linocuts on canvas, with the idea of stretching it and varnishing it later so it looks like a small painting.
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The design has been printed on canvas.
They will need to dry for a few days
I left some extra space on the canvas, about 4 inches, so I would have enough fabric to stretch around the bars.
The stretcher bars are easy to mount together.
The corners are a bit tricky to get at first but with a bit of practice, it becomes easier. This is a good tutorial on how to fold corners.
As you can see, my print was a bit larger than the 8 x 8 inches frame so I painted the sides to clean up.
I am very happy with the result, they look very nice and might appeal to people who like prints but don’t want to have the framing to do.