One of my favorite ways to use my digital photo art is to print it onto fabric and make wall art by wrapping it onto a stretched canvas. Wrapping a canvas is really easy to do, and you can use cheap wrapped canvases found in the craft store, so it’s also quite inexpensive.
This was a 12″ x 9″ wrapped canvas which is small, but I plan to make another couple of prints and hang them as a collection.
As you can see, the ends are neatly wrapped and you can barely see them once the canvas has been hung on the wall.
Here’s how you do it
Cut a piece of fabric several inches larger than the canvas all the way round.
Begin on one side, and using a staple gun, staple the fabric to the canvas frame.
On the opposite side, pull the fabric taut, but not too tight, and staple that edge to the canvas frame.
Neatly tuck in the corner edges …
… and fold over the frame.
Secure the corner with the staple gun.
Fold the opposite corner in the same way and staple along the edge.
On the opposite side, pull the fabric taut, fold the corners, and secure along the edge with the staple gun.
And it’s done!
I used this canvas as a backing for one of my pieces of digital photo art – Contemplation – but it’s also a great way to use up all those beautiful pieces of fabric you’ve been hoarding. Plus, they would make super quick and easy gifts.