I purchased some oil primed linen panels (jerry's had an awesome sale) the sizes range from 18x24 - 24x30 =
when I am working with smaller panels, I tape or putty them to foam core board so I can lift them, move them, I poke a hole in the foam core and hang on a nail on a wall to even take my photographs of my paintings - I don't take them off the foam core until after I varnish. I never have to touch the wet panel that way and it is super easy to move around.
Here is my dilemma: the 18x24 and 24x30 are too heavy/big for foam core - I now realize the importance of cradled panels that size.
So, my hypothesis is that I could somehow, someway, come up with an approx. 4 inch somethingorother and nail? glue? it to each side edge - centered at mid measurement.
It cannot have these on the top and bottom margins because of the easel - if I have two on each side (vertical measurement) - that will suffice for me being able to handle the panel without touching the front and I can also hang it on a nail if I want to take a photo of the painting - after varnishing, I would need to remove them.
sorry, I don't know photoshop but was able to put some black marks on the area I am thinking would be needed if I was painting a 24x18 - it needs to be on the vertical measurement only ---because of my easel.
I don't think wood glue or nails are a good idea because of possible damage upon removal.
I'm sure I need to think outside the box and would appreciate any ideas - I do not want to pay someone to cradle the entire back for me so that is out of the question. (they were expensive enough - even on sale)
I wish they had some of those peel and press hooks but in a rectangle shape.... brainstorming
any suggestions appreciated - thank you