Episode 124: Stretch And Prime Your Own Canvases, Yo!

This week The Gals tackle a long promised episode! We are talking about stretching and priming your own canvases. There is a rant at the top of the show. Katie wanted to take it out but we decided it was a good talk and it should stay. Stick with us because once Loni and Katie get their feels in check you will learn all about making stretching frames; stretching canvases, the tools and supplies you will need to do this, and why you would want to go to the trouble of doing it.

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We stuck with talking about Blick as a source for the tools and supplies you will need to stretch and prime canvases but know that other art supply stores will have all of the same things available at roughly the same price points. We are linking supplies on the Blick site here because that is what we talked about to keep things simple.

Stretcher Strips
All the Canvas Options
Canvas Pliers

You can also find many more options for stretcher bars at Stretcher Bar Warehouse (yep, that is a real place).

And because we mentioned this site, Crone’s Custom Woodworking makes a wide selection of round stretcher bars and other hard to find shapes.

We love hearing from you! If you have any questions or comments about the show, or would like to ask about or share something specific to this episode you can email The Gals at twoartsygals@gmail.com OR you can call our voicemail line and leave a message at 503-395-7190.

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Next is a Loni and Katie Doing Stuff episode and it is going to be so much fun! The Gals will be doing some inappropriate glass etching and laughing their face off, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!



About 2artsygals

Podcast Producer. Artist. Writer. Cat lover. Unicorn worshiper. Narwhal enthusiast. Next level proficiency in swearing. Aging GenXer/Riot Grrrl with a True Crime fascination. I also like cheese.
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