Works on canvas are generally stretched onto a timber frame.
This age old technique has been the Artists choice and is considered the standard way to present works on canvas or linen.
A canvas frame or stretcher bar provides stability and allows the painting to breathe.
The canvas is stretched or wrapped around the frame and stapled to the back. So the actual frame is not visible. Other frames can then be applied once the artwork has been stretched.
We’ve created a video explaining stretching and framing.
Adding a float frame or outer frame finishes the presentation of the artwork.
Vic Ash and oak float frames are our most popular additions to canvas frames. Read more about them here
With over 400 styles of frames to choose from, we will surely have one to suit your style and decor.
We can create works to suit contemporary or traditional decors.
In instances where the canvas does not have enough edge for us to stretch, we can offer framing solutions for that too.
Oil paintings generally do not require glass, as the surface is quite robust and can be dusted or cleaned as required.
If glass is being applied to oil or acrylic artwork frames we apply spacers, creating a barrier between the painting and the glass. This stops the glass sticking to the artwork and also prevents ghosting.
When stretching larger pieces, our frames are braced at the back to assist in maintaining a stable surface and to assist in preventing warping of the timber.
Our expertise has allowed us to stretch large contemporary works through to more modest pieces, ready to hang on its own or have a frame added to enhance the image further.
We are happy to quote over the phone, but it is always best to pop to the store for a full consultation. We can assess the piece and provide advise on the best way to frame your canvas.