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Working from a photo or sketch? Keep it at eye level with this handy accessory.
The picture clip attaches easily to canvas stretcher bar — simply tighten the knob. Your reference material clips securely on the end of the flexible wire.
Adjust to optimum position. The clip has a durable, black powder coat finish.
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I would recommend this item to all my studio friends.
from Littleton, CO
Comments about Blick Picture Clip:
This is the best way to have my inspiration source as I paint from it right alongside my painting canvas. My painting studio instructor is amazing at creating his own gadgets. The whole class tried to make what he has and I think this comes as close to it. Love this clip. good for in studio, stays out of your way while painting but right next to you! Also useful for plain air painting as you clip on your value sketch of the view you are painting from to reference!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Must have Minimum Frame depth
Your wood frame must be at least 1 5/8" thick in order for this clip to work. Wood frame canvases that are 1 1/2" are not wide enough for this clip to attach to. The screw that tightens the clip onto the canvas is too short, it is barely 1/2 inch and too short to be functional on almost all of my canvases. It only works on my Blick Premier Black Canvases. Also, the knob actually presses onto the canvas once attached, causing painting problems. I had to return this item.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great painting companion
from Rio Rico, AZ
I wish I had found this little gem years ago. I had seen other gadgets of this type over time, but they were more expensive, more cumbersome and not as versatile as this clip, so I didn't think having one would be a big deal for me. Now, I cannot imagine painting without it. Another artist saw me struggling on a windy day at a plein air event, and showed me her picture clip, extolling its virtues. I couldn't wait to get one of my own. The clip fits neatly into my painting box, clamps securely on either easel or the lid of the box, and will accommodate a fair size reference photo or picture. I especially like the fact that it can be positioned at any angle without much ado.A great addition to any artist's equipment, and a terrific value.
from Bloomfield, NJ
I clip this product onto the mast of my easel, so I cannot comment on any damage it may do to the stretcher bar and/or canvas. However, the problem I have is with the heavy duty wire that holds the reference photo. There is a screw that secures the wire onto the base of this device. The screw is very small and no matter how hard you tighten it onto the holding wire, the weight of the picture pulls the wire down. My reference photos are generally 8X11 so they are of medium size. I found that if you tighten the screw down hard and rotate the wire in the base.....it will secure the wire into the base much better and thus hold the picture properly.Nevertheless.....If they just use a bigger screw...I think the problem will be solved. And yes...the alligator clip will damage your photo. This is of no concern to me, as the photos I use are strictly for reference purposes and will be discarded afterwards. However, if your photos are used for display purposes, this will be a problem.
Not perfect, but I'm ordering another
I've made peace with mine. I often use multiple reference images, and since I don't see any better options I'm ordering another. The problem is the clamp size. It has an opening of about 1.75" and the short clamp screw and only shuts it down about .25" It doesn't open wide enough for the 2.5" thick side of my easel posts, and is too wide for the 1 1/8" narrower side. I stuck three sets of unseparated wooden chopsticks under the clamp to give the post some extra width on the narrow side and it's holding just fine. I don't clamp it on the canvas, because I switch canvases often. The teeth do leave a mark on the paper, but if I were using a valuable photo I'd put it in a sleeve anyway. I marked it overpriced because it's a shame to have to jury-rig something I paid that much for.
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Using three sets of chopsticks for width
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A good product that serves its purpose
This is a good product generally but I wish that the teeth of the clip are not so sharp. It damaged my photo when I first used it. Anyway, I have found a way to work round it: stick my photo on a bigger-sized cardboard and clip on the cardboard instead.
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Works well in classroom. Things that are great about the product in that it is well designed to do its job.Things that it should have a clamp to attach it to the easel, not the proprietary clamp design it has now. That way one could attach it to a variety of work surfaces as well as the canvas.
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