Have you heard about how to do a reverse canvas? I only heard of it recently was was very intrigued. I purchased a large pack of 8×10 canvases for a dollar each and got right to work!
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Tools needed to make a reverse canvas project:
Exacto Knife (optional)
Step 1 Pry staples out with painter’s tool
You can pry the staples out as is, or you can use the exacto knife to cut around the canvas. I prefer to just tackle the staples. Pry the staples up with the painter’s tool.
Step 2 Pull staples out of frame
Use needle nose pliers to remove all staples from the wooden canvas frame.
Step 3 Remove canvas from wooden frame
Step 4 Trim Canvas Material
It’s recommended that you trim the canvas slightly. After attaching it to the back of the frame, trim the canvas close to the staples.
Step 5 Inspect Wooden Frame
Take a close look at the front of your new frame. It may need sanding.
Step 6 Paint Frame
You may want to paint or stain your new frame. There will be small joints in all the corners. Painting helps to disguise these joints and make them less noticeable. Allow paint/stain to dry.
Step 7 Reattach Canvas
This canvas was trimmed close. You may find it easier to leave extra material as you reattach the canvas. Carefully trim material close to staples.
Step 8 Display your new artwork using a reverse canvas
I am addicted to reverse canvas projects. I love the look. This Summer is my Happy Place transfer is one of my favs.
I did a video for those who prefer watching how things are done.
Have YOU done a reverse canvas project? Did you already know how to do it? Or is it on your to-do list?
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