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Save Money by Stretching Your Own Canvas

stretching a canvas
I don't always stretch my own canvas but over the past few years I have had the opportunity to buy stretcher bars off of other artists at crazy good deals. With an upcoming show I decided to stretch all of those canvases and save some money instead of buying the prestretched canvas.


First of all - let me say that regular sized stapled guns like the one in this video aren't that friendly to smaller sized hands. I basically bruised my palms every dang time I stretched a large canvas. I bought an electric staple gun which saved my hands and allowed for easier manouvering of both the canvas pliers and the staple gun at the same time.


So here is a great little printable PDF and a video from Opus. 


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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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