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Beauty, Brawn, and Brains: Wizard Z1 CMC

Larger frame than canvas

Alexander

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I have an artist who wishes a stretched canvas framed with a fillet/slip. The customer doesnt want his painting cropped the total of 12/15mm though, he wishes it to be 5mm at most. It is quite square. It's about 70cmx90cm. Best method to proceed?
 

bruce papier

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I think your best option is to build a set of strainers closer to the actual size of the frame and tack it to the painting. The strainers don't have to be as thick as you would use to mount a canvas. They are just for filling the space.
 

Pat Murphey

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Not a fillet/slip but a liner ripped to the right dimension would do the trick.
 

Alexander

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Could I use foam core for this? And would I just staple it around the edge of the painting?
 

bruce papier

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You could use foam core if the painting isn't too large. A wooden strainer will give more support so there's not as much weight being held by the filet.
 
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Jim Miller

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Just to be clear about this, the customer wants a frame with a fillet/slip in the opening, right? As others have described, you could fabricate spacers to fit.

But if minimizing the coverage of edges on the painting is the plan, you could show the whole surface if you mount the stretched canvas into a floater frame, and put the visible frame & fillet/slip assembly on top of that.
 

prospero

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Use a piece of timber to fill the gap, pinned in place. This will also serve to hold the slip. 🙂
 
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