Originally Posted by Mary Maggio
that is expensive tape... Maybe I can use a foam rubber instead.... hummmm....
Careful, Mary. Volara is no ordinary foam tape. Unlike weather-stripping and other foam tapes, Volara is specially-formulated to not stick
to the paint, as most of the cheaper choices would.
Another technique is to staple/tack strips of 4-ply matboard vertically to the edges of the stretched canvas, where the staples already exist. Cut the strips to protrude above the canvas surface by about 1/8 to 1/4", or whatever height is required to keep the frame's lip from contacting the painted surface of the canvas.
And artists wonder why framing is expensive...