I'm copying a work using the actual size and I need a canvas that is 9.5" x 13".
I have not found stretcher bars in 1/2" increments, 9.5" is not available anywhere.
I'm thinking of of just chopping a piece of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood to 9.5" x 13" and stretching/stapling a canvas over it, making a panel, except only stapling as though on stretchers, and not gluing it as on a regular panel.
Does this sound like it could be problematic? I don't really need the give that a canvas on stretchers has.
Any other alternatives?