I filmed a demonstration on how I make my own stretched watercolor canvas.
Stretching watercolor paper
I use 140 Lb cold pressed watercolor paper and I do not love to always frame my paintings behind glass. Now I am making my own stretched watercolor canvas using my favourite paper. It is really easy to do.
You only need:
- stretcher bars
- your watercolor paper
- a knife
- a staple gun
- a pencil
You get stretcher bars at any art supply shop. They are really cheap. Then put them together in the size which you want, cut your paper, wet it and staple it around the stretcher bars.
It needs only a few minutes and you can do them in whatever size you want. I paint on small canvas or large canvas and I just love the fact that I can paint the edges and hang my paintings without glass and without a frame (if you prefer to do this). Of course framing it like an oil painting is just wonderful.