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Old 06-12-2003, 01:44 PM   #11
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Hi folks,

My tip is: don't stretch them. When on the road, I take an 18" x 24" (fits in a suitcase) piece of Homosote board - the fibrous, gray stuff they used to make bulletin boards in school way back--with the crumbly edges duct-taped. I take my canvas pieces rolled loose, and thumbtack a new piece to the Homosote on the easel and paint. At the end of the workshop, I stack them up front to back, tack thru all of them flat, cover it with Saran Wrap or a plastic bag, and pack and bring it home that way.

Worth a try -

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Old 06-13-2003, 12:07 PM   #12
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Tom, how dry do they need to be to stack them like that? Do you put anything between the canvases so none of the wet paint gets pulled off onto the unprimed linen of the back of the painting above it? (I was wondering about oil seeping into the fibers.)

Your method sure would be a great space saver for traveling with canvases!
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:24 AM   #13
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Michele--

I don't paint very thickly, so offsetting onto the back of a canvas on top of the painting(s) don't seem to be a problem. If it happens a little, I don't worry about it.

This worked for me when I came home the day after a workshop. The paint had set up overnight. It was still wet, but not freshly painted and still sloppy. I don't know if it would work if you left a workshop and had to run for a plane or not.

If seepage into the above layer is a concern, could one put a piece of plastic wrap on top of each painting in the sandwich?

Still experimenting--TE
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:58 PM   #14
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Canvas pins

I've been looking for these for a long time, and here they are! You can place two canvases face-to-face, or one canvas facing some foam board.

The double pointed barrel-shaped pins are available at Binders
http://www.bindersart.com/store/prod...1/Canvas-Pins/

and the corner pins at Art Express, made by Holbein

http://www.artxpress.com/commerce/ca...=1183638458117
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These look great, Chris. Thanks for posting the info!
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:21 AM   #16
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If you can paint on panels these work well I use them for plein air. http://www.raymarart.com/3/lp_124/sk..._products.html

These work well too, just need 2 canvases, then put in box or bag or somthing.
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discou...ying-Clips.htm

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