Opus Resource Library
How To: Stretch A Canvas
Opus Resource Library

How to Stretch A Canvas

Ever wonder how to go about stretching your own canvas? In this favourite Opus video from way back in 2012, local artist and former Opus Langley staff member, Colin Mitchell helps take the fear out of this DIY process. 

From picking the right canvas to how to stretch a canvas properly over your stretcher bars; this informative walkthrough will help open new doors to the everyday artist wanting that little extra control. 

After this many years, some of the brands or product packaging may have changed, but we've updated the materials list to show you what is currently available. 

This classic video has shown many artists how to stretch a canvas and achieve the canvas of their dreams to their own specifications. Watch the video and prepare to create your own artist canvas! 

Supplies used in this video

Other ways to get a Custom Stretched Canvas

If making/preparing your own stretched canvas is not of interest, you can still get the custom canvas you desire — to your own specifications — through Opus' Custom Canvas service

Our workshop is located here in Vancouver, BC and you can order through all Opus Art Supplies retail locations, or by calling our Customer Support and Mail Order department at 1-800-663-6953 ext. 1. Our staff are happy to walk you through the ordering process, and when ordering in person, show you our canvas options so you'll know exactly what you'll get when you order.