This is now true with my art pieces as well. I have been doing my torn paper art on a heavy 200lb watercolor paper and then framing them under glass with spacers between the art and the glass. A very time consuming process to say the least.
I have wanted to experiment a bit more to find a process I liked that would allow for less framing time and more art time.
I may have it. Stretched canvas.
I've just tried my first experiment with this and I like the effect. This beachscape is on a stretched canvas. With the protective coat of varnish over the work it is able to skip the framing.
I quite like the less formal look of this and the more casual "beach cottage" feel.
Onward....more experiments to come!