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Stretching Canvas & Other Surfaces for Painting

00:11   Which surface to use?
01:42   When to stretch a canvas
01:55   Archival surfaces
02:18   Canvas paper
03:45   Canvas boards
04:47   Pre-stretched canvases
06:03  Stretching your own
01:18   Acrylic gesso intro
08:10   Clear gesso intro
08:42   Rabbitskin glue intro
10:00   Types of canvas

01:33   Watercolor canvas
12:22   Stretching paper flat
13:30   Masonite & wood
14:14   Large scale canvases
16:03   Re-using stretcher bars
17:42    Assembling stretchers
19:38   Stretching canvas techniques
20:25   Canvas pliers
25:10   Applying gesso
27:52   Loose canvases: canvas keys
29:12   Sanding gesso

29:52   Stretching paper flat
34:16   Stretching paper on bars
37:53   Rabbitskin glue overview
38:46   Oil primer overview
40:03   Mixing rabbitskin glue
43:48   Applying oil primer
49:59   Cleaning up oil primer
51:10   Heavy duty stretcher bars
53:47   Assembling heavy duty bars
56:39   Very large scale canvases
57:58   Bloopers

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Winsor & Newton

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Fredrix Canvas

Materials provided by Fredrix Canvas

Painting Surface Supply Lists

Pre-made surfaces
canvas paper, canvas board, stretched canvas

Stretching canvas on a stretcher bar frame
standard stretcher bars, staple gun, staples, canvas keys, canvas or linen, sandpaper, canvas pliers

Stretching paper flat on plywood
Rives BFK or watercolor paper, china bristle brush, towel, large flat tray for water or bathtub, acrylic gesso, paper tape, 3/4″ thick plywood, utility knife

Stretching paper on a stretcher bar frame
standard stretcher bars, staple gun, staplesRives BFK or watercolor paper, china bristle brush, towel, tray for water or bathtub, acrylic gesso

Clear gesso on masonite or wood
W&N clear gesso, untempered masonite, 3/4″ thick plywood, other types of wood,  sandpaper, china bristle brush

Rabbitskin glue & oil primer on canvas
canvas or linen, rabbitskin glue, tablespoon measure, plastic container for rabbitskin glue, boiling water, oil primer, palette knife, gloves, linseed oil, china bristle brush, canvas pliersstandard stretcher bars, staple gun, staples, canvas keys

Taking a stretched canvas off a stretcher bar frame
screwdriver or needle nose pliers

Heavy duty canvases, for canvases larger than 24″ x 30″
heavy duty staple gun, heavy duty staples, heavy duty stretcher bars, cross braces, canvas pliers

Art Supplies: Canvas Stretcher
Art Supplies: Canvas Stretcher
Art Supplies: Canvas Pliers
Art Supplies: Fredrix canvas
Art Supplies: Canvas Keys
Art Supplies: Heavy Duty Staple Gun
Art Supplies: Acrylic Gesso
Art Supplies: Clear Gesso
Art Supplies: Cross Brace
Fredrix Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars
Sandpaper
Art Supplies: Heavy Duty Staples
Art Supplies: Linen canvas
Art Supplies: Canvas Paper
Rives BFK Paper
Art Supplies: Tablespoon measure
Art Supplies: Rabbitskin Glue
Oil painting primer
Art Supplies: 3/4" thick Plywood
Art Supplies: Off Set Palette Knife
Gummed Paper Tape
Art Supplies: Fredrix Watercolor Canvas
Art Supplies: Hot Press Watercolor Paper
Art Supplies: Canvas board
Boiling Water for Rabbitskin Glue
Art Supplies: Scissors
Art Supplies: Utility Knife
Art Supplies: Needlenose Pliers

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