I think it was successful

I recently wrote a post about a new-to-me method I wanted to explore. Should I touched on the topic of using stretched canvas to finish an art piece. I’ve heard and read so much about the concept that I decided to give it a try.

The first specimen for my experiment was this one.

Experiment # 1

Before I could proceed I had to make a number of decisions:

  • Determine current size
  • What should the final dimensions be
  • How much extra fabric would I have to add
  • Should I add batting behind the extra fabric
  • Did I want to quilt the extra fabric
  • Should I finish the raw edges of the added fabric

Once I answered all those questions I had to implement my plan. The process of checking off each of the items on my list went rather smoothly.

The next hurdle was the actual mounting on the canvas. I watched several YouTube videos and read quite a few blog posts about this topic. The videos were the most helpful. The video by Leila Gardunia was my favorite. I lost track of the number of times that I watched it. When I felt confident I could actually attempt to proceed I located our staple gun and extra staples and set the wheels in motion. Being a perfectionist I took a few try’s before I was satisfied. In the end I was rather pleased with the outcome. This is how my canvas mounted art quilt looked when I was finished.

A For Effort, AP 200
A For Effort, Art Piece # 200

Completing my first go-around with this method gave me the confidence to proceed with my second and third, and well you get the picture. Who knows…this just might be my go-to technique for all my fiber art creations.

This probably isn’t the last time you will hear me mention the topic of canvas mounted artwork. If you want to stay up-to-date with my progress then subscribe to my blog.

With warm wishes for an art filled day!


22 thoughts on “I think it was successful

  1. Hi Cindy! Wow – the way you have finished this piece off has really elevated it. I really love the fabric you chose as a border – to me it gives it a rather 3D effect. Lovely, Cindy! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Hi Roseanne! How nice to hear from you! Thank you for the compliment. I’m so glad that you like the final outcome. I have grown very fond of this technique and agree that it adds a special feeling. Have a wonderful day! Cindy 🙂

  2. Looks great. So far I have mounted only one fiber piece on canvas and I really like it. I think that framing elevates the impression the work makes on viewers. It’s sort of a signal ” Hey, this isn’t your grandma’s quilt, this is a work of art.”

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