Fresh dry tea bag emptied of course!
( I used Tetley and I liked the weave)
Flat paint brush to apply glue or use fingers
Gesso & brush
Modpodge collage glue matte or gloss finish
Touch up paint & brush
Patience and faith (you can do this!)
First you’ll want to smooth down any frayed canvas DO NOT TRIM OFF! I find Modpodge works well since it’s designed for collages, the glue is thick with good flexibility and works well for our purpose. It comes in gloss or matte finish. I prefer a matte finish. I used my fingers to press down the frayed threads as the glue was drying and became tacky. As you work the threads back smooth, think styling gel and unruly hair. We’ve all been there right?
Secondly, we need a patch to hold the canvas secure. I've thought about using linen or some extremely fine fabric but they are still on the thick side. I remembered reading about how to repair torn fingernails using tea bags and clear nail polish. I felt this might be the solution. I found Tetley tea bags to work well as they have a bit of a weave to them and are stronger than most. While you’re waiting for the glue to become tacky, tear off (do not cut) a large enough piece of tea bag (single layer) to support the torn canvas and extend slightly past it like a bandage.