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« on: June 22, 2005 01:46:25 PM »

I have been painting for years, but have never actually framed any of my artwork, other then water colors and such.  How do I go about framing a peice of Canvas?  I am entering a painting in the state fair and it must be properly framed and all that fun.

Can you take it to places and have it framed?  ahhh... help.

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 08:49:19 PM »

i would bet big money that the state fair does not require a gallery wrapped canvas to be framed--this is a canvas that has no staples in the sides. if they do require it, they are retarded: gallery wrapped is named such for a reason--it is perfectly acceptable in galleries.

 that said, i'm betting you have your work done already, and most people buy staple-y canvases because they're cheaper. if yours do have staples, then you're stuck with framing. i've never personally framed a canvas, but it looks fairly simple. i'd look around for tutorials online. otherwise, yes, you can take thme somewhere--anywhere that offers custom framing. some art supply stores, like the one i work at, do this. hobby lobby does it, but i hear bad things about them. most towns have a custom framing shop or two. however, this costs a pretty penny. therefore, lesson for the future: always buy gallery wrapped canvases (or build your own). two bucks in the beginning is much better than the hundred bucks it will take to get a canvas framed.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005 08:54:19 PM »

I actually have not started the painting yet, hehe.  So is gallery wrapped the kind of canvas that is thin? or is it all together a different type of canvas?  I usually the flat canvas.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005 08:05:09 AM »

gallery wrapped canvases should be labeled as such. or ask for them. it just means that they simply have no staples in the sides, and the canvas is neatly folded around and stapled in the back. often--but not always--they are thicker--two/two and a half inches think as opposed to oneish. thicker canvas frames are generally preferred because they look more professional and are more resistant to warping over the years. the best thing to do is really to build your own, which is some work, but not THAT hard. maybe i'll post a tutorial sometime, if one hasn't been done.

also! important when painting on gallery canvases! people often overlook the sides of their canvases. DO NOT FORGET THEM. they can make or break a painting. it's acceptable to leave the unpainted, but if you do, make sure that they are neat and there are not marks running over from the front. you can do whatever you want with the sides. some of my paintings have unpainted sides, some have simple soild colors that complement the painting, and some have th epainting continued onto them. most people leave the sides for last, and this is probably smart.
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