CANVAS: 12 oz. 100% cotton duck canvas which is the desired weight and strength for cancases over 24"x24".
CANVAS PREPARATION: The canvas is washed and heat pressed, which decontaminates the fabric afrom any mold, bacteria, spores, and dirt. This is importatn to ensure an excellent bond between he canvas and gesso and to inhibit the internal decay of finished works of art.
HAND STRETCHING: The raw canvas is stretched by hand, true to the traditional method, which produces the optimum directional tension between the weave of the canvas and the dimentions of the stretcher.
GESSO: The first coat is applied with a wooden squeegee to force the gesso into the weave fothe canvas thus ensureing a strong bond between the two. The canvas is sanded between coats to createa consisiten surface; a second coat is rolled on to a texture and tooth ready to easily accept pigment.
Frames are made with basswood which is less prone to warping as it accepts environmental moisture changes gradually. It is one of the closest to pH neutral amoung N.A. species. It will not deterriorate or discolour a finished work due to acidity. Supports are milled from solid timber 1"x1 3/4" stock.
Faux-Cadres Canal and Tri-Art Mfg. are pleased to introduce a new product line of Archival strainers and panels. Faux-Cadres Canal has produced museum quality strainers, rigid panels and tondi for the Canadian arts community. Tri-Art Mfg. specialized in producing quality artist paints and mediums. The combined expertise and marked attention to detail of these two purveyors of quality, results in a truly archival substrate for artists.
The supports has two coats of Tri-Art's Finest quality Gesso. The gesso is made with 100% acrylic resulting in superior adhesion, flexibility and resistance to yellowing, cracking or pigment migration. The Titanium White ground privides a brilliant reflective surface.
Supports have a metal plate attached to the frame. This is a record of all the materials used in the production. Cretificates of Authenticity also accompany the supports. These are for archival and ownership records.
Other Sizes and Finishes Available
Through Custom Ordering Only