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Crechat39
09-30-2011, 06:51 AM
Hello everyone,

I need some advice please.
I have painted, on a stretched canvas, a painting of a necklace hanging on a wall. Originally I painted it on a very dark background but have decided that the shape of the painting should be different; a narrow rectangle rather than a 3:2 type shape.
Now, this isn't an important work, just a nice exercise, but I do want to get it to look right.
So..... I wondered if I could carefully cut out the canvas to the size I want , plus some extra for the edges and then glue it onto board? What sort of board, what sort of adhesive?

idylbrush
09-30-2011, 08:57 AM
Consider hardboard and acrylic gloss medium. Some might suggest YES glue but what I read questions its archival nature.

timelady
10-01-2011, 05:03 AM
You could also stretch it around a board rather than glue. I've done that with some small works, stretched them around 12mm mdf.

plec
10-01-2011, 05:45 AM
either above will work but you must be careful to get the weave of the canvas running evenly. you could also consider making up a new frame with stretcher bars on which the canvas could be stapled.
Ken.