Replacing a canvas, or worse, starting again on a finished piece is a big hit to the wallet.
At some point, everyone has to figure out how to fix a hole in a canvas.
Here’s a quick and easy fix to your rip situation.
It’s best used with textured work – collage, mixed media, and molding paste.
Not everyone has been happy with my video.
Scott Haskins of @bestartdoc has posted a video about how you shouldn’t patch an oil painting. You can view that here.
I still support patching acrylic paintings in the manner demonstrated as acrylic polymers tend not to distort unless under physical pressure.
Here’s a link to a canvas repair description by Robert Genn that is almost identical to how I repair acrylic canvases.
And a link that illustrates how much painting is required to restore a badly ripped painting!
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