This week video is an instructional video.
I’ve had many people get an excited then fearful look in their eyes when I tell them they can build their very own canvas. As a friend exclaimed to me, “That is so cool! I didn’t know you could buy the supplies to make your own. Wait, that sounds really hard.”
The good news is it is not hard to make your own canvas. It also doesn’t take much time out of your day to do it. I built my first canvas with one of my professors in about 10-15 minutes. Hopefully, with this instructional video, you’ll find it to be easier than you thought.
So go, grab your supplies, and then follow along in the video. You can pause the video after each step, and then resume when you’re ready to continue.
The supplies you’ll need for this project are:
- Canvas Material
- 4 Stretcher Bars (pick any size you want. choose 2 bars at one size and the other 2 bars at another size. you can also have all 4 bars the same size for a square canvas. if you’re not sure which size bars to choose, look at the pre-made size canvases for inspiration.)
- Staple Gun (with staples)
(Check around your house or a local store)
- Hammer (or mallet)
(Check your garage or local hardware store)
Have fun! And feel free to send photos of your completed canvas to my email: artistrage @ live.com