Working with Linen Canvas: Pro Tips for Stable, Long Lasting Paintings on Linen

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When it comes to the finest art projects and professional works of art, linen canvas simply has no rival in cotton. Exceptional artists like Katherine McNenly, with her Naturalistic still lifes and portraits, gravitate to linen for its quality, longevity, and inherent elegance. Incredibly strong and light, prepared linen offers a smooth, flat surface on… Read more »

DIY Canvas Stretching in 5 Simple Steps [Video]

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A properly stretched canvas on a well-built frame will display and protect your work for years to come. Whether it’s a digital photo print on canvas, or you’re laying the groundwork for a new painting, this tutorial with video will help you prep your own DIY canvas in 5 easy steps. Ready? Let’s get started,… Read more »

DIY Canvas Prints: 5 Pro Tips for Photos That Last

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There’s something about canvas photo prints that’s made them an incredibly popular alternative to the paper printed and glass-framed photos we traditionally kept in our homes. Whether it’s the weave of the canvas itself, the glamour of a gallery wrap or some other intangible aspect you’ve fallen in love with, you’re certainly not alone in… Read more »

Round & Irregularly Shaped Canvas Stretchers: Endless Possibilities, Expert Process

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It’s critically important that your canvas frame has perfectly square corners adjoining straight, true stretcher bars… most of the time. But what if your project is a little outside of that box? An artist’s vision isn’t always contained within the confines of four straight lines. In fact, some aren’t just painting outside the lines–they’re moving… Read more »

Cotton vs Linen: Which Canvas is Best & Why?

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It’s one of the most frequently asked questions of those searching for raw canvas: should I choose cotton or linen for my art project? Whether you’re a professional artist or a hobbyist, there are quite a few different factors to consider. In this post, we’ll explore: how cotton and linen canvas differ, the benefits of… Read more »

5 Reasons to Print Your Digital Photos on Canvas

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We love to surround ourselves with beauty and happy memories; people have been doing it for thousands of years. From those first scrapings on cave walls, through the Victorian era of (sometimes macabre) portrait photography, to our modern-day tendency to decorate even our digital walls with memories, the medium has changed but our love of… Read more »