Watercolor Paper Stretchers and Systems

REUSEABLE

I created a reusable system for stretching watercolor paper, so it stays flat, wrinkle-free, while painting.  The small ridge in the paper created by the stretcher makes mounting your painting fast and easy without using tape or adhesive. You could paint, mount, and frame your painting and have it ready for an art show in one day!

it saves you money

  • You can avoid using the expensive 300 lbs. paper to control buckling.  Instead, use the cheaper 90 lbs. archival paper (a full sheet of Arches Hot Press 300 lbs. is about $17, and a full sheet 90 lbs. is about $5).

  • Use it repeatedly.  Since tape or adhesives are not used, there is no damage done to the mounting material and mats.

  • Most shows require the use of the plexiglass.  However, plexiglass scratches easily and must be replaced over time.  My system uses a thin sheet of plexiglass so replacing is cheaper.

  • If you ship your art for entering shows, you will save some money on this system.  All materials are high quality, durable but much lighter in weight, thus making shipping costs cheaper.

Comes in three sizes

  • Full Sheet, 30" x 22"

  • Half Sheet, 15" x 22"

  • Quarter Sheet, 11" x 15

Stretcher System (READY FOR MAT AND FRAME)

You can purchase the stretcher alone or the complete system.  Each system includes one stretcher and one framing system.  The system also includes a "preview pane" for reviewing your painting in progress to see how it will look after it is matted.  Each system includes:

  • Paper stretcher

  • PreVue pane

  • Inner stay mount

  • Outer stay frame

FAST-Mount Frames

My "Fast-Mount" Frames are available to accommodate

any one of the three stretcher system sizes. The frames are 

closed from a hinge and sliding clamps.  The wire

hangers are adjustable to portrait or landscape.  They are

currently available in the black color (more colors

to come later).

 

Pricing and ordering information

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Stretcher only

Full Sheet, 30" x 22"               $140

Half Sheet, 15" x 22"              $110     

 

        

Quarter Sheet, 11" x 15”         $90

 

 

PreVue Pane only (priced separately)

Full Sheet, 30" x 22"                 $40

 

Half Sheet, 15" x 22"                 $35       

 

      

Quarter Sheet, 11" x 15”          $30

 

Stretcher with mounting system (ready for MAT AND frame)

Full Sheet, 30" x 22"               $190

 

Half Sheet, 15" x 22"              $165       

 

      

Quarter Sheet, 11" x 15”       $125

 

Complete System, Stretcher, stays, mat and frame

 

Full Sheet, 30" x 22"               $355

7% Sales Tax added at check out

Half Sheet, 15" x 22"              $325 

7% Sales Tax added at check out

 

           

Quarter Sheet, 11" x 15”       $255

7% Sales Tax added at check out