Gallery wrapped mini

I went to Michael's and bought a prefab gallery wrapped 10" by 10" canvas and a light duty staple gun.  I mounted Dragon on My Shoulder onto the canvas.  I like it and will do the others I have in mind like it so that I can hang them as a collection.

Here is Dragon on My Shoulder hanging on my foyer wall.

Question for those of you who have experience mounting your rugs in this way. I went ahead and used a frame that already had white canvas on it because I was afraid if I used just the frame that you would be able to see through the linen foundation.  Is it better to do it as I did with the white canvas base, or should I take it off and use only the frame without the canvas base?

Gallery wrapped mini

Dragon on My Shoulder 2013