Making a Canvas Frame in 8 Easy Steps - Art Supplies Australia

What is a canvas frame? A canvas frame is a type of wall art that you typically find in the form of stretched textured fabric. They are often mounted on a wood or aluminium stretcher bar and held up with framers' points.

Most people use these frames to hang pictures, photographs, artwork, and other memorabilia on their walls. These frames come in many different shapes and sizes to be used for any size or shape picture. Canvas frames are an inexpensive way to add character to your home decor without spending much money at all!

What is a Canvas Frame Used for?

Canvas frames or artist canvas are often used to hold the stretched fabric over a wood or aluminium stretcher bar. This is commonly used in the art world to frame paintings and other types of artwork that you may want to display on your wall. They can even be made into signs such as welcome signs, inspirational quotes and sayings.

The stretched fabric that is mounted to the frame makes them stand out to your guests. They are usually seen in homes where people have a unique taste for art and decorating. This structured style can be used anywhere you want to add character or make something stand out on your walls.

Why Use Canvas Frame?

Canvas frames are typically very inexpensive compared to most other types of wall art. They are often just stretched fabric over a stretcher bar instead of an additional edge around the outside. They can be used for any occasion or holiday and can even make an inexpensive gift more personalized.

Sometimes canvas frames come with pre-made holes for you to hang up on your wall easily. This can help take out the need for a lot of measuring and trying to get it level just right without the aid of a professional. They are also easy to put together yourself when you have all of the materials in front of you!

How to Make a Canvas Frame?

Canvas frames are not that hard to make yourself. You have to have a steady hand and feel comfortable using a screwdriver and working with wood, metal, or aluminium. Start by measuring the size of your stretcher bar for the frame. Then measure where you would like it placed on the wall to know how high or low to hang it.

Step 1: Find the centre of each side of your stretcher bar. When you mount it onto the frame, you will need this, so keep in mind where they are located.

Step 2: Measure the height and width of your stretched fabric for your canvas frame. Add 1-2 inches on each side for a seam allowance (to make up for stretching the fabric out when it is mounted onto your stretcher bar).

Step 3: Cut out the piece of stretch fabric that you have measured for your canvas frame.

Step 4: Use a staple gun with heavy-duty staples to secure the fabric onto the backside of the stretcher bar. You will want to go in straight lines about every 6 inches, and make sure to pull the fabric tight while you do this. This is the hardest part of the process, but your stretched fabric should look nice and smooth on the backside if you pull it tight and staple it in place correctly.

Step 5: Use an awl or nail to poke holes into each section of your stretcher-bar. It would be best if you did this on both sides of the stretcher bar while it is still strung between your frame. Each point where the wood intersects should have a matching hole for you to secure it.

Step 6: Use an electric drill with a 1/4 inch bit to make holes into each section that will be screwed in place by your framers' points.

Step 7: Use a hammer and finish nails to secure each framers' point into the frame. Make sure that they are placed inside the hole, hidden behind the fabric on the backside. This will prevent them from being seen through your stretched fabric.

Step 8: Hang up your stretched canvas frame by sliding your wooden or plastic stretcher bar through the backside of your structure. You will not be able to see any raw edges from the front.

What Can I Make With A Canvas Frame?

Ever since canvas frames became popular to use, people have been coming up with ways to make them stand out even more. Canvas frame signs are one option that many people choose. These are usually quotes or sayings that are written on the fabric inside of the frame. They can be made into anything you want and are perfect for displaying in your living room or bedroom.

Canvas frame signs are a unique and creative way to personalize your art canvas or stretched canvas and add a meaningful touch to your artwork, whether you choose to use acrylic paint, oil paint, or any other medium.

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