What do you do with an unstretched canvas?
Framing options for paintings done on unstretched canvas or gessoed paper
- Stretching the canvas after the painting is finished.
- Mat the painting.
- Mount the painting.
Can you hang an unstretched canvas? I eyeballed the rolled unstretched canvas for a good 10 minutes, considering some possibilities. It is possible to hang a canvas from a drapery rod and clips – kind of like a tapestry art. I could try to frame it myself, maybe adhering it to foam board.
Can you put unstretched canvas in a picture frame? You’ll just need your stretched or unstretched canvas (obviously), a tape measure, level and a hammer (eventually). If your canvas is already stretched (up to 1.5” deep), we’ll frame it as is with about ¼” gap to reveal the sides.
How do you hang unframed stretched canvas? Use a long piece of wire (art wire would work best in this instance and can be found at most craft stores), and thread it through the two hooks or “o”s. Thread it through about five or so times, until it forms a wire band sturdy enough to hold up the canvas – while still allowing for some slack for easy hanging.