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Fredrix Heavy Duty Creative Edge Stretched Canvas 16 in. x 20 in. carton of 3

Fredrix Heavy Duty Creative Edge Stretched Canvas

Gallery style stretched canvas with a clean, staple-free edge allows you to paint on all four sides. Hangs without a picture frame. Medium texture 100% cotton duck canvas. Double primed with acid-free acrylic gesso. With 1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. heavy duty stretcher strips.

over 14 different sizes!



Liquitex Basics Gesso

Formulated to produce a smooth, absorbent, finely textured ground for painting on most porous surfaces.

16 oz jar $ 4.90
64 oz bucket $12.92



Jack Richeson Iron Canvas Pliers 8 1/4 in. iron canvas pliers

Jack Richeson
Iron Canvas Pliers

Grips canvas tight for a professional quality stretched canvas. 3 1/2 in. jaws are designed to be gentle on fabric. Overall length is 8 1/4 in., made of iron.

$ 9.11



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At artSparx we can produce any size stretcher frame in a variety
of stretcher grades, from light weight to heavy duty professional
at specially reduced rates.

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For stretcher sizes larger than 48 inches it is recommended that you purchase additional cross-braces to add strength and prevent buckling. Please contact us with your stretcher size requirements, frame type (see above) and your shipping address and we will provide you with a quote for your frames with custom fitted cross braces, delivered anywhere in the US and Canada and UK.

Most frames are delivered within 4 to 5 days!

International shipping available

Or purchase individual stretcher bars directly
Regular weight stretcher bars (cross-braces unavailable)
Heavy duty stretcher bars (cross-braces unavailable)

Regular weight stretcher bars

Discovery Stretcher Strips 21 in.

Discovery Stretcher Strips.

Standard tongue and groove stretcher strips, kiln dried to prevent warpage. Fits all brands that conform to standard dimensions of 1 5/8 in. x 3/4 in.

8 inch 0.38
9 inch 0.38
10 inch 0.38
11 inch 0.48
12 inch 0.48
13 inch 0.48
14 inch 0.81
15 inch 0.81
16 inch 0.84
18 inch 0.94
19 inch 0.94
20 inch 1.07
21 inch 1.07
22 inch 1.14
24 inch 1.20
25 inch 1.20
26 inch 1.45
27 inch 1.45
28 inch 1.49
30 inch 1.71
32 inch 1.73
33 inch 1.73
34 inch 1.99
36 inch 1.99
38 inch 2.21
40 inch 2.43
42 inch 2.43
48 inch* 2.95
50 inch* 3.04

*Note: sizes over 48" may require cross braces for added support. Cross braces are not available with the above frames. Please contact us and tell us about your stretcher and cross brace needs so we can provide you with a quote.

Heavy duty stretcher bars

Best Heavy Duty Pine Super Stretcher Bars 16 in. stretcher bar

Best Heavy Duty Pine Super Stretcher Bars 16 in. stretcher bar

Heavy duty pine super stretcher bars are truly that, super bars. The Super Bar is made of pine that has been finger spliced. Finger splicing is a method of bonding pieces of lumber together to form a very long straight bar. The spliced joints are actually stronger than the natural wood. The advantage to this method is that we can now get longer, stronger and straighter bars than ever before. First designed for the construction industry, this high tech method is giving better bars than ever before. Sold individually, not in pairs. 2 1/2 in. high. 7/8 in. thick on flat edge. 1 3/8 in. thick on rolled edge.

16 inch 4.16
18 inch 4.49
20 inch 5.02
24 inch 5.85
30 inch 7.76
36 inch 9.34
40 inch 11.17
42 inch 11.32
48 inch 12.89
50 inch* 13.09
54 inch* 14.02
60 inch* 15.56
66 inch* 16.01
72 inch* 17.14
78 inch* 19.49
84 inch* 22.61
96 inch* 34.31

*Note: sizes over 48" may require cross braces for added support. Cross braces are not available with the above frames. Please contact us and tell us about your stretcher and cross brace needs so we can provide you with a quote.

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The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques

Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has become indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continually in print through many editions and has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. A detailed index makes a wealth of information readily available. Charts and line drawings throughout.

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