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i'm sorry to ask such a ridiculously silly question and you can delete this if it's inappropriate, but i'm just wondering...

how on earth do you hang a canvas board?
the kind that are like, cardboard with a canvas front and a totally flat back?


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Nov. 20th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
i think you usually frame it and then use the hanging thing on the back of the frame, but i'm not sure, because i've never hung one!
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
yea i usually put it in a frame and put it up.. even if you want it to look more like a painting and not a framed print, take the glass out so its just the wooden frame and backing
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)

--set it on a shelf and angled against the wall
--glue ribbon to it, and hang it that way
--use 4 nails, two on top, two on the bottom, to "set" the canvas board on top of the bottom nails (same with the top nails but reversed) so the nails form a bit of a frame around the board but do not puncture it
--put the board in a frame

Nov. 20th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
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hahaha.. i put them on the floor under the window and next to my book shelf - you can see two on the floor there... i am running out of room on the walls :-(
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Mirror hanging clips work for me
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
I've also used a staple gun/stapler to staple some wire onto the back...very quick and easy.
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
i took a picture for you of mine.. it's not pretty but i am sure you could put them lower and have them be hidden...

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Nov. 20th, 2005 06:02 am (UTC)
thank you!
i love the color of yours walls
and your work
Nov. 20th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
haha thanks! my mom HATES the color of my walls.. she thinks i am going to kill myself now b/c they are so dark - i am like uh.. mom.. it's PURPLE. and yah, the work.. eh.
Nov. 20th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
I was wondering that myself just yesterday! :) Glad someone posted this, and great suggestions, all! :)
Nov. 20th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
I was just going to use some E6000 to glue a metal picture hanger to the back. It worked on some trays I have.
Nov. 20th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
When I moved out of my parents house my little brother hijacked the first oil painting I ever did (it's funny that he likes it because it really looks like shit). I didnt know he did until I came home and saw it practically floating high up on his wall.

How did he do it?

Duct tape on the back. Cuz remember kids, if you cant duct it...
Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
I know this is a few years later... but...
the cheap college student way is to do the following to the backs of flat peices that we must hang. you will need:
1.eyelet screws 2.a glue gun3. fishing line or wire of some sort 4.wooden clothes pins

so. find the place on the painting you would normall put the screws in, if it were something like a streached canvas. this is usually about 2/3rds of the way up the painting, and each screw would come in 2-3 inches from the side. mark where you would put them, making sure they are even. apply a dop of hot glue to one marked spot, and stick in your eyelet screw. put a little more glue on the screw, to make sure that it's really in there. wait for the glue to dry, but make sure that your eyelet is at about a 45 degree angle, so that it doesn't stick out too much (sticking out too much would cause the painting to be too far out from the wall). do this to the other marked spot, trying to get about the same angle on the screw. take apart your clothes pin so that you have two wooden sticks (no metal part). take one of the sticks and hot glue to the bottom of your piece, horizontally. This should be about 1/2-1 inch above the bottom. This will allow the peice to hang evenly on the wall, so that the top doesn't stick out more then the bottm. when everything is dry, string the line or wire onto the eyelet screws, making sure that then held up the string is at least 1 inch below the top of the peice.
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