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Framing Your Canvas Picture

So you've purchased a new canvas print and you may be wondering "How do I frame my picture?" Well, it's easier than you may think! Here we show you step-by-step how to frame your own canvas paintings using a standard wooden stretcher canvas picture frame .. 

 

 Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 1

Step 1 
Put the stretcher bars together - make sure they are at a right angle to each other.

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 1

Step 2
Lay the canvas on a flat surface and measure 5 cm around the perimeter

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 3

Step 3 
Face down the frame, make sure it is in the center of the canvas.

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 4

Step 4 
Pull 5 cm up from the bottom and put a staple firmly in the center.

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 5

Step 5 
Turn to the opposite side and pull up a 5 cm border. Make sure it is tight enough and put in a staple

Framing Your Canvas Picture

Step 6
Repeat the process for the left and right sides. Just make sure that you stretch the canvas firm before stapling.

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 7

Step 7 
Go to the first side and put in a staple to the left and right about 2 inches apart. Repeat process on all sides

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 8

Step 8 
Now we can work on the corners. Fold the canvas over one corner tightly and neatly as shown

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 9

Step 9
Staple down firmly as shown, about 2 cm from edge of the frame.

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 10

Step 10 
Fold the canvas neatly over the other side of corner as shown

Framing Your Canvas Picture - Step 11

Step 11
Pull the canvas firm and tight under the corner, keeping the fold neat and and tight and without creases.

Framing You Canvas Picture - Step 12

Step 12
Staple down firmly and repeat the same process on each of the 3 other corners.