I promised a post on how to mount canvas on a panel for some of the wonderful art collectors who bought my little studies this weekend at a local fair. Twenty three of them sold, most on loose canvas, the way I generally paint.
So here are the simple steps, and the materials you need. This also works if you want to make your own panels to paint on. Materials Acrylic Gel medium, hardboard panel cut to size( MDF, wood or hardboard), foam or bristle brush,
You need Acrylic gel medium and a panel cut to the size of the canvas. You need a foam brush or cheap bristle brush you can get at the hardware store.
Paint a thin even coat on the surface of the panel, make sure the panel is wiped free of dust etc before you paint.
Lay the canvas down lining up the edges very well before you press down, when it's right, then smooth it down with the palm of your hand.
Check to see if any of the gel got on the surface if you see any wipe with a damp sponge. Sometimes you need a dab more on the corners if they don't stick
let it dry with a book on top, that's it all done.