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Framing: Attach the hanging ring

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This method is suitable for lightweight projects. Other methods provide for attaching a hanger in the molding of the frame.

What you need to know

  • The system includes a metal ring approximately 2 cm in diameter fitted with a tie (of metal or a length of linen), which will be placed inside of the backing board.
  • For a work larger than 30 x 40 cm or a heavy work, use two rings, at the same level and spaced equally from the side edges.


Attach the ring on the backing board


Materials: 1 ring, 1 strip of linen (10 cm), 1 small hammer, 1 utility knife, white glue, Kraft paper.

  • Position the ring at a point one-third from the top of the board, and at an equal distance from the side edges.
  • Mark the placement of the ring on the backing board with a pencil. With the utility knife, cut a horizontal slit, about 1.5 cm wide.
  • Pass the linen strip through the ring and fold it in half.
  • Using the blade of the utility knife, slide the two folded ends through the slit in the backing board,
  • Pull enough through so that the ring is against the board, while still being movable.


Finish the application


  • Fold each strip of linen vertically on both sides of the slit. Trace their outline in pencil.
  • Trim out those areas, with the utility knife, to a depth equal to the thickness of the linen strip. Be gentle to avoid weakening the board.
  • Cover the surfaces with white glue, press down on the strips of linen, using a small hammer, if needed.
  • Reinforce the assembly using strips of Kraft paper attached in a cross with white glue.

Suggested products

Canson® Backing Boards

See also

Framing: Successful English and straight bevels
Encadrement : Réussir biseau anglais et biseau droit
The bevel will enhance your work by adding depth. The English bevel and the French bevel differ in the angle of the cut in the chosen card stock: oblique, at 45°, or straight, at 90°.