I was so excited to receive this canvas and get started. It's my first experience with this type of kit so needed to get suggestions from the company regarding how to get the wrinkles out before starting. The company support responses were prompt and helpful. I followed the suggestion regarding purchasing a frame and dealing with the wrinkles. However, I tried several times to stretch the canvas for a tight fit but could not get it to fit without a few gathers along the sides. After many unsuccessful attempts I had to resort to calling Hobby Lobby who can stretch it for me but at a cost of $80 (since it is a rather large piece) and it won't be ready for 2 weeks. So disappointed that I have to wait now and also incur the expense of the canvas stretching. Possibly my expectations were a little high since I assumed the "kit" would be inclusive. Had I known this in advance I would have started with a smaller piece for my first try. I love the design and am just hopeful that it will be worth the wait and the extra expense.
Beautiful painting and so much fun to complete.