Many artists use canvas, a woven fabric, to paint or even print on. When you purchase their paintings you will find they are already stretched on a wooden frame or given to you rolled. Here is how to frame canvas prints yourself for use in your home:

Even canvases that have stretcher bars will need standard frames that can be made from wood or metal. Rolled canvases will, however, need to be stretched and placed in stretcher bars before they can be framed.

Rolled canvases are often cheaper, but if you stretch a canvas print yourself you can make sure it will never get loose. You need to have a stretcher-bar frame and a staple gun ready along with the frames. Glazing if needed, is optional. Measure the canvas print so that you can determine the size of the frame. You must have enough of canvas to fold and fix to the stretcher-bar. If there is an excess of canvas you can always trim it, but you need to leave at least two inches to fold over after you have stretched it. Shorter stretcher bars are best for wooden frames.

Place a canvas face down on a clean surface so that is evenly placed. Start on the shorter side of the canvas and fold the extra canvas over the stretcher bar, hold it in place, and staple the canvas to the stretcher. Your first staple must be in the middle of the side of the canvas. Now go to the opposite side and repeat the folding and single staple. Do each side of the frame while pulling the canvas slightly. Add staples on either side of the middle one, spacing them equally. Fold the corners over by tucking one side under the other while the canvas is tightly pulled. Cut the tip of the corner before you staple it to the stretcher frame.

Your canvas is now stretched and ready to be placed in its final frame. If you have a canvas that is already stretched you just need to find the right frame to put it in.

By now, you are probably worried about contracting the dreaded Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. These fears undoubtedly double if you are pregnant. After all, taking care of your health should be your priority during this period.

It should be made clear that everyone is at risk.With COVID-19 being deemed a global pandemic, there is certainlyno shortage of people being infected with the virus. However, experts are still in the dark when it comes to the matter of pregnant women being more susceptible to the virus. This is because there is still not enough data that focuses on this particular demographic. While disappointing, it is hardly surprising. After all, scientists are still grappling with how to effectively deal with the virus.

Of course, getting sick duringyour pregnancy can be quite scary. While the threat of exposure is certainly greater than usual, it is imperative that you remain calm. Panicking will not do you any favors. The best thing you can do is to remain vigilant and practice frequent hand-washing. Just keep in mind that prevention will always be better than a cure.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. The truth behind this little nugget of wisdom becomes even more apparent when you have little ones of your own to take care of. Needless to say, things can become hectic, especially in the morning, as you juggle preparing breakfast for yourself and lunch for the kids.

Luckily, we are here to lend a hand by giving a couple of mom cooking hacks.

  • Prepare Your Coffee Beforehand – So, first things first, you will be needing that energy boost in the morning.So, be sure to prepare your coffee machine the night before. This way, all you need to do is press the button to get your early morning caffeine fix.
  • Avoid the Morning Rush – There is nothing worse than being stressed out early in the day. That is why we highly recommend that you prepare the kids’ lunches the night before instead.
  • Cook Multiple Batches – Make the most of your time and effort. Whenever possible, we recommend that double the recipe. This way, you will have meals ready whenever get things too busy.

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