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Jackie339
01-24-2007, 05:10 PM
Hi everyone! I bought a round canvas and want to start painting on it. has anyone out there worked on one before? I'd like to know how to stabilize it on my easel. Should I get out the duct tape :)!

NAZZ
01-24-2007, 05:16 PM
Good question! I've had a few lying around for years, and this has peaked my curiosity and desire to use them. I wonder if molding a styrofoam piece to fit underneath the canvas would work. Now if i can find a bit of it, i can cut it and give it a try...hmmm...

JustinBeckett
01-24-2007, 05:39 PM
i would just lie it flat on the table, depending on the size of it.

idylbrush
01-24-2007, 06:18 PM
What about using a brace not unlike the one John Roof uses. It is simple and owuld stabilize it tremendously.

timelady
01-24-2007, 06:41 PM
I think John's brace idea could work well, maybe with something just a bit squooshy to hold it better like the styrofoam idea or even Blu-tak or some fabric. For what it's worth I do something similar to John by simply putting something behind the canvas to push it forward, then my canvas can sit on top of the front lip of the base on the easle and the lip of the top piece grabs the top of the canvas (rather than it sitting behind the lip). If that makes sense. ;) Can't paint the sides that way but it means I get no lips covering parts of my canvas.

Tina.

Jackie339
01-24-2007, 07:15 PM
Thanks for all your quick replies! At the risk of sounding ignorant, who is John Roof and is this brace something I can make myself?I hate working flat, but it would solve the problem fairly easily :)!

idylbrush
01-24-2007, 07:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395683

Take a look at this link and start with message one.

Jackie339
01-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Thanks Howard!