My Second Gallery Wrap

Podcast 257 : Making a Gallery Wrap

Here’s a video for this week’s Podcast in which I show you how to make a gallery wrap with the Hahnemühle Pro Gallerie Wrap System.

NOTE: You can now view the embedded video on your iPad, thanks to a recent Vimeo update!

By the way, I didn’t include this in the video to keep it short, but after I created the wrap, to hang it, I added the following brackets and twine so that I could hang the wraps on regular hooks. These can be found at good craft stores and framing supply shops.

Back of Gallery Wrap

Back of Gallery Wrap

And here is my first wrap, hanging to the right of my workspace.

My First Gallery Wrap

My First Gallery Wrap

And here’s the second wrap, that I created during the video, hanging at the top of the stairs, outside my studio door.

My Second Gallery Wrap

My Second Gallery Wrap

(Excuse the weird light, it was almost dark when I shot this, without any lighting or flash. 🙂 )

Top of the Stairs

Top of the Stairs

Items Used

You can buy the Hahnemühle Pro Gallerie Wrap System from B&H following the following links.

Hahnemuhle PRO Gallerie Wrap Positioning Corners

I used Hahnemuhle Daguerre Canvas (400gsm) – 17″ Wide x 39′ roll canvas for my wraps this time.

For this wrap I used 13″ Stretcher Bars and 19″ Stretcher Bars, but there is a whole range of sizes available so you can mix and match to create a variety of frame sizes. I’m looking forward to doing a 20×32″ gallery wrap, when the 24″ Daguerre Canvas comes back into stock.

I also want to use the Hahnemuhle Protective Spray, but I can’t find anywhere that sells this in Japan and it can’t be shipped abroad from B&H, so I’m stuck for now. If anyone knows where I can get this in Japan, I’d really appreciate it if you’d drop me a line to let me know.

So, that’s it! I hope this has been of some use.

NOTE: There is an iPhone/iPod format version of the embedded video in the Podcast stream, that is available in iTunes.

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  • Carson
    Posted at 01:28h, 31 August Reply

    Martin, that was awesome – thanks for sharing.

  • David H
    Posted at 17:41h, 31 August Reply

    Thanks for that Martin. It’s exactly what I have been curious about trying.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 17:45h, 31 August Reply

    You’re welcome Carson and David. I’m pleased that was useful, and thanks for the comments! 🙂


  • Landon
    Posted at 01:55h, 03 September Reply

    Pretty cool, I have never used a system, just hand stretching a canvas onto stretcher bars. What did you coat the canvas with?

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 14:09h, 03 September Reply

    Hi Landon,

    I don’t have anything to coat the canvas with yet. I wanted the Hahnemuhle protective spray, but I can’t get it in Japan. I currently have a query in with your friends at Breathing Color and might be buying some of their Lyve canvas and Timeless coating. I’ll switch to their system too if they shipping costs are reasonable.

    I like the Hahnemuhle Daguerre paper, but not being able to get the protective spray and them not having 24″ rolls of this canvas in stock at B&H makes it difficult to stay with them. I know you like Breathing Color too, and that’s a good enough recommendation for me. 🙂


  • Landon
    Posted at 12:48h, 06 September Reply

    Gotcha Martin, I was curious. My first canvas cracked along the edges of the gallery wrap even with protective sprays. Once I switched to the Breathing Color canvas and Glamour II coating system, it was no longer a problem. The canvas, ink and coating became one and no more issues at all.

    Let us know how you get along with the options at hand.

  • Dennis Burr
    Posted at 01:02h, 18 March Reply

    I have been interested in doing gallery wraps but have been a little leery but you have made it look easy…which is impressive considering this was only your second attempt….thanks for this.

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