Stretch your cartridge, pastel or water colour paper (up to 140lb) and dry it 'tight-as-a-drum' in minutes and it will not cockle or pull away no matter how wet the wash. The board is made from top quality lacquered wood and comes with 4 plastic gripper rods and full instructions. This is a simple and certain way to use lightweight paper and save time and money with no fuss.
The paper stretchers are available in three sizes to fit full, 1/2 and 1/4 imperial paper. In order to allow the paper to fit round the edge of the board, the boards are slightly smaller than the paper and the finished painting will 3/4 inch smaller than the paper size.
The working area of the boards are:
Full Imperial: 20" x 28"
1/2 Imperial: 13.5" x 20.5"
1/4 Imperial: 9.5" x 13.5"
A camera tripod mounting bracket is also available seperatley which will enable you to use your stretcher board with a camera tripod. Click here.
See the Perfect Paper Stretcher page for more information.
Buying this product has saved me money. I am now able to paint on 140 lb rough paper, instead of having to pay out for 300 lb paper. As time passes, this item will have paid for it's keep, no end of times.
Thanks Ken Bromley. You are a star. Steve Garside (Wiltshire) on 10 Dec 2010
I was finding my watercolour/ink/gouache works were slowing down due to the dissolusionment that everytime I stretched the paper in the old way, it always warped no matter how carefully I worked.
I ordered the 1/2 imperial and it really works well. I like to make the paper really wet and run the colours, there was no warping whatsoever even with my first piece where I did not really bang it in properly.
Initially it is tricky to bang the paper in, but not as tricky as using tape etc.
Although the full imperial is quite a bit more, I hope to order it soon to achieve my desire to make bigger expressive works that wont warp. James Abell (The Isle of Lewis) on 25 Sep 2009
I am delighted with these stretchers. They are are must for anyone creating their own artwork. Which needs that little extra help to create something special! I shall unashamedly say, "It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin"!!!! A+A+A+A+A+A+A Ian Temple (Eastleigh, Hampshire) on 23 Feb 2010