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There are more canvas frames available to you than you think. Here's how to know which frames are canvas-friendly:
These are the most frame-friendly canvases, allowing for the greatest number of canvas frame choices, with a depth of 5/8" to 3/4" – perfect for:
These are canvases with a depth of 1 1/2" or greater – perfect for:
Floater frames create a stunning and gallery-ready presentation, making your art appear suspended in the frame.
Knowing the depth of the canvas you're framing will help you determine the kind of canvas frame you'll need.
There are a variety of canvas depths but the most common are:
Of course, many people stretch their own canvases on homemade stretcher bars, so canvas depths can vary widely beyond these two, but these will be the most readily found.
• The depth of a canvas depends on the type of stretcher bar (a wooden frame over which the canvas is stretched and stapled) used in its construction.
• Heavy-duty stretcher bars are deeper and wider, to provide needed extra support for very large canvases.
• Gallery wrap canvases also use deep stretcher bars, and are specially wrapped to provide clean edges suitable for display without frames, or in canvas floater frames which show off the edges of the canvas.
(Note: All our Gallery Wrap canvases over 36" in any dimension are reinforced with internal support bars at no additional charge)
To a great degree, desired frame depth (or rabbet – the amount of space in a frame in which to fit artwork or imagery) is a matter of personal taste, though there are some things to be aware of.
And remember though – these are merely recommendations for canvas framing – your personal taste is the final word for selecting the perfect canvas frame.
Our canvas clips make canvas framing fast and easy – even if your canvas is deeper than the rabbet of your frame – no special equipment required!
You can add an optional set of canvas clips when you order any of our frames.
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Fine-grade cotton duck. Double-primed, non-cracking, permanent, white, acrylic ground with excellent painting tooth. Each carton contains six canvases of the same size.
Sold in full cartons only.
Order Stretched Canvas
A convenient, economical painting support. Authentic acid-free acrylic titanium primed artist canvas mounted on heavy board.
Suitable for oil or acrylic painting.
Order Canvas Panels
Stretched canvases can warp slightly, so measure dimensions at the corners for the most accurate sizing.