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Re: making canvas boards

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Fran Marze (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 15:07:15 -0400 (EDT)

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I have some canvas "scraps" and would like to hear how you did the "bottle
thing". Thanks.

On Sat, 20 Sep 1997, kprs wrote:

> MALOSHD wrote:
> >
> > Artsednetters-
> >
> > Has anyone here ever made their own canvas boards before? A nice roll of
> > canvas has been donated to my art department, and I would like to have my
> > students use it. I don't think I can afford to buy the wood necessary for
> > them to stretch their own canvas, but I did think I could afford to buy
> > cardboard and stretch, as well as glue the canvas down to it. Has anyone ever
> > done this before? What kind of glue should I use? Any suggestions out there?
> > - Dawn Malosh, K-8, Tucson, AZ
> There is also something to be said for unstretched canvas, that is
> gessoed, and then painted on and "presented" in the same way one would
> do a tapestry. Think dowels on top and bottom, or clip hangers like a
> quilt. I have also seen unstretched canvases by artists in galleries
> that are simply tacked to the wall. Also, I use unstretched canvas over
> bottles with students and to a painting on the bottles, using the bottle
> as the main shape (I think Magritte did it, I don't quite remember, but
> it was a long night last night in NYC until 1:00 am at the theater, so
> please forgive me). If you are interested in the bottle thing, let me
> know, and I'll clear my head and give more details.
> San D

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