An easy way to frame your pins: Stretched Canvas

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  1. lohofosho

    lohofosho Goin' Down the Bayou

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    Wow! The finished product looks really nice! I will definitely try this out for my next pin framing project :)
     
  2. Heirloom

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    I will be doing this! :)
     
  3. Nettiejeanne

    Nettiejeanne DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

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    This has to be the most entertaining tutorial I've ever read! Ad ingenious, as well!

    Thanks!
     
  4. Zagales14

    Zagales14 Duke Alex, Master Zapper

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    I just prepped my Toy Story Board - I ironed the felt fabric and stapled it well stretched... I've put in some pins, and will finish up tomorrow! I'll put up a pic when I'm done, but being that I bought a pretty large canvas, it'll probably look somewhat empty!! -- Good thing I'll have space to continue to put our Toy Story pins there!!
     
  5. HightopNinja

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    I really like this idea. I have a cork board, but it is rather soft cork. I was afraid the pins wouldn't hold in it, but they actually work quite well..but I really like the look of those framed pins. Maybe after I have a thicker collection, I'll try something like this, thanks for the brilliant idea!
     
  6. akaibara

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    I bought a large canvas over a year ago for my Donald collection but haven't put it together yet. (Still not enough pins...) I painted mine instead of putting fabric over it so I can't make any mistakes when I finally put them on it. I was concerned that over time the weight of the pins might make it sag or warp or something. Have you had any problems with that?
     
  7. Archimedes

    Archimedes Pin feathers and golly fluff!

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    Fabulous! Thank you for sharing. :)
     
  8. YoSoyAhPuch

    YoSoyAhPuch the 13th Grim Grinning Ghost DPF Charter Member

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    I have a GIANT canvas with my Haunted Mansion collection (over 180 pins), and they've been on the canvas for a few years. No sag!
     
  9. akaibara

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    Awesome! That makes me feel better. :)
     
  10. luvdolls

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    Thank you for this tutorial. Very simple, easy to follow and understand.
     
  11. Tinkerboy

    Tinkerboy Pixie Power

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    Im thinking of doing a Gaston board. But might have someone do a painting of him or something relating to him, and then just the pins.
     
  12. Spectromen

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    Love this idea; only concern is that displaying pins in the open air over time & they can start to either rust or tarnish. I guess one could put a piece of glass over the whole thing with a frame?
     
  13. The PINkeeper

    The PINkeeper One Lucky Dog

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    I like to paint my canvases and then put the pins on there.
    Never thought about framing them, that's an interesting idea!
     
  14. disneypinqueen

    disneypinqueen ~Villainous Diva~

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    Great idea for the canvas that's been sitting in my closet! Glad to hear how well it works with pins! The boards are amazing!
     
  15. YoSoyAhPuch

    YoSoyAhPuch the 13th Grim Grinning Ghost DPF Charter Member

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    This is an issue with any kind of open air display, that, as you pointed out, can be remedied by placing a piece of cut glass or plastic. I have one framed Star Tours print that has pins that is covered by cut glass. The print is also matted, giving a little bit of room between the pins and the glass, so they are not pushed up against the glass. For my more "special" pins up on the canvases, I have them wrapped in small clear bags to protect them from any tarnish. It seems to do the trick.
     
  16. nsingleton

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    This is such a wonderful idea Alex!!! :bigthumb: I am going to start doing this from now on I think!!! :) And there could be some amazing fabrics I could use for Jessica!!! :D Can you then frame them yourself? I like my pins behind glass! :lol: Is it easy to frame them? How much do the run typically? Sorry for so many questions ;) I really like this idea! :D I hate having to let my pin backs rest against the wall if I use a non-box style frame! I am also digging on the Display Cases I found, they are deep enough to have backs and all in the frame, they open with hinges and they come with something you can put fabric over and a pin through! :D Thank you for sharing this valuable information my friend! :like:
     
  17. chroll

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    I use stretched canvas, too. I use them "naked" for now, because I havent found the right fabric to ccover them with, but they look really cool!
     
  18. Psycho Pixie

    Psycho Pixie Vacations are a grand thing

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    was gone for a week.. didnt read all replys but I havve to say...

    YES. Love the art canvas frames for pins. I have yet to use one, but every time i wander michaels or joannes i pause and stare at them for 5 minutes and ponder the pin display they could be used for.
     
  19. Propita

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    I live these ideas!

    i suppose with the canvas, one could buy Disney fabric instead of black. Or even paint, sketch, trace, and/or watercolor an appropriate background! I can't draw, but I could see me tracing an image onto the canvas--or a cloth covering the canvas.
     
  20. YoSoyAhPuch

    YoSoyAhPuch the 13th Grim Grinning Ghost DPF Charter Member

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    Most definitely! I just choose to use black for a few reasons. 1) It makes the pins stand out more when the background is a simple color 2) I like black 3) I have a habit of re-arranging my pins on a regular basis, and black fabric works the best with covering up pin holes 4) I like black.
     
  21. AgentOfAnarchy

    AgentOfAnarchy This Button Wants To Fly

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    I like to draw on mine but the holes are annoying, that black fabric over the top is genius.
     
  22. The Wise One

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    My best friend is an artist. Now I'm thinking I'll commission her to paint some small stretched canvas for some of my cute smaller collections. :)
     
  23. HandA

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    Hold up ... what is that I spy ... bottom row, middle by the fish tank??? Looks like a Pirate board that be!

    You know the Code ... All adherents of the Code pledge to be bound together as a brotherhood of pirates, sharing alike in one's fortunes and troubles. Now ... time for a close up of that bad boy! :poke:


    Oh yeah ... nice canvasses! (<- be careful to not put the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong sylLAble :bigthumb:)
     
  24. Zcrane

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    This is a great idea!! We might have to look for these items! Thank you!
     
  25. Ninpin

    Ninpin Mothmouse

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    Drool... another amazingly organized and compact display to inspire me!

    I really hope to have something like this set up someday, thank you for sharing!
     

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