Help with canvas backing!

srw19artist56

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I'm framing a couple oil paintings on stretched canvas. I've read several past threads about using a backing without venting it- and you all convinced me thats the way to go. I have seen the error of my ways! Thanks Grumblers!

1. How do I attach a backing when using canvas clips to clip the canvas to the frame? The frame is shallow & the canvas extends out from the frame back. So sealing the entire frame won't work. Canvas clips extend into the depth the the stretcher bar,preventing any covering from working over just the stretcher bars. (am I explaining myself??) Do I have to switch over to offset clips to have any backing work on the stretcher bars??? But I do like the clips -less invasive, no holes.

2. I have another stretched canvas that sits inside a deep frame. Here I can seal the entire frame.I want the backing to be thin but strong. I've heard alot of talk about colorplast or other poly fluted material. Is there something out there that is puncture resistant like colorplast without having a fluted thickness to it???? Keeping it flat would look best on this.

Thanks! I learn so much here-as well as get entertained!

Sharon
 

Baer Charlton

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Sharon --- FRP is about like someone took a steamroller to colorplast....

It's a Home Depot thing.... 4'x8' sheets for about $30.
 

Steven6095

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
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I have on occasion treated the canvas stretcher itself like a frame - meaning I put a dust cover on the stretcher itself.
Back of the frame is visible, but it still looks better than nothing at all in my opinion.

I do run it by the customer first.
 
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