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CarolHorvath

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on: January 23, 2015, 04:18:54 AM
You artists  :painting: may know this already, but in case you don't here's a tip.
When your stretched canvas is bouncy and it drives you crazy :tickedoff: , just spray the back with a light mist of water.
It is surprising how fast it tightens up--almost immediately.  :)
"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."   Andre Gide


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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 04:22:51 AM
Never heard of that.
I like mine bouncy, but I put in all the stretchers, that little wooden things you put in the corners. Works perfect.
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Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 04:23:58 AM
Thats a great tip Carol. Ive done this and it works a treat.


CarolHorvath

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Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 04:26:10 AM
Yw, hmmm this posted twice I had a problem with it posting and hit post a second time.
"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."   Andre Gide


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Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 04:27:10 AM
For some reason, mine always fall out.
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Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 04:44:11 AM
Thanks for the tip, Carol.

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Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 10:58:12 AM
Nice for you to share Carol.  We won many new customers to our framing business when they came in with a painting they wanted restretched because of ripples and looseness.  We told them we'd try spraying the back first to see if that
worked first, and in many cases it did so they didn't have to pay for a re stretch.  :). Honesty always is a winner.
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Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 05:10:18 PM
Nevermind!  Just found the answer to my question I placed in the other thread!  :doh:    :2funny:


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Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 11:02:23 PM
That's the way I have always done mine. But it is good to remind others.  O0 O0

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Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 02:42:34 AM
Cool, didn't know that.  :)