Cheap canvas for artists on a budget. I also like to make canvases on a frame but I didnt have the wood or canvas for it.
Piece of wood or something hard
Scrap fabric(mine was an apron I found)
Paint Brush or something to spread the glue evenly
Materials Cost: High: $2-5
Time Cost: High: 30 mins
Low: 15 mins
Step 1: Staple it
Staple one side of the board
Step 2: Glue it
Flip it right side up and put the glue down then spread it evenly
Step 3: Tight and Staple it
Flip it over and pull the fabric right and the first staple goes in the middle. Then go from the middle out, making sure you pull the fabric tight every time before you staple.
Then get the other side, staple. Then the last side, pull tight and staple.
Step 4: Cut it
Step 5: Paint it
Paint white. The best stuff to use is Gesso which is like the professional stuff. But I really don't need the canvas to be perfectly smooth so I just use spray paint or regular paint. Painting the first coat will save the paint you use when you start to paint.
And your done.