Questions tagged [canvas]

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Which technique was used to paint the picture? [closed]

Recently I saw the following drawing on Etsy and I was wondering if I could do a similar one in acrylic: Do you have any idea/tips how the background was done? At first I thought it was achieved ...
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Glue river rock to canvas

Looking for the best glue to use for placing river rocks on painted stretched canvas? Since the rocks have a little weight, I want something that can hold them as the finished product will hang on a ...
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What is the best method of hanging canvas on a wall to work on?

I've seen several videos and images of artists having their canvas stuck on the walls - paintings that they are currently working on. I was wondering how they stick/place it on there? These canvases ...
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Can I create a 'professional level' Canvas Weave, using a Manual Loom machine?

I would like to start Weaving my own Cotton Yarn, using a Manual Loom Machine, as to create my own Cotton Canvas Fabric. The Fabric will be used to create Canvas Paintings, which will be stretched ...
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Is there paint without texture? [closed]

Recently, I have been trying to paint over a painting I've painted before but don't like. Unfortunately, every time I paint over it, it leaves a weird texture or it sort of soaks into the canvas and ...
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Is it really necessary to spray Oil Pastels with a Fixative

So far, I use oil pastels on paper, mat it, then seal it in bag. Now I'd like to use on oil pastels on stretched canvas. Was told that dust will accumulate, oil pastel will get smudged, hence I need ...
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Hang canvas without frame

I wish to paint on stretched canvas. How do make it ready-to-mount (for gift-giving), or am I compelled to also purchase a frame, and drill holes in the back? Canvas https://www.jerrysartarama.com/...
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what is best used to “contour” a flat artists canvas

I want to make 3d shapes of my own making to stick onto a canvas as a base for a mood board. Does anyone know what is the best way of going about it?
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How do animators draw graphics at same place in each frame?

Take the example of older days when computer graphics didn't exist like Tom and jerry in 50s or hand drawn animation in Paper Flipbook in modern times . see https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/...
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Glittering canvases

I am wanting to start creating and selling glittered canvases. I have brought diamond dust, which I have applied to a canvas, it looks glittery and sparkling, (applied mod podge for the glue and gloss ...
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How to stretch a canvas without extra fabric?

I have a large canvas that I want to stretch, however, the image goes all the way to the edge of the canvas. I don't know how I can stretch it without losing a significant part of the painting (...
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Water based ink durability on canvas

I have been drawing on canvas using Posca, Molotow, Montana Cans and MTN markers. I like to draw using black markers and applying colors afterwards. For the background colors, I use Ecoline, both with ...
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Clear Gesso: Does it produce a translucent foundation layer?

I was introduced to clear gesso the other day. I have always used white gesso, added pigment, and applied it to form the foundation layer. If I did the same thing with the clear gesso, will the ...
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If a canvas is sagging are canvas keys the only option?

I have only painted 3 paintings (at a Paint Nite). I can't imagine this would ever come up but if the canvas started to sag then I would consider installing some canvas keys. Does that work for all ...
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How do you properly install canvas keys?

As we discovered in What are the little pieces of wood that come with pre-made canvas for? those wood pieces are called canvas keys. One of the answers links to a site that covers installing them. I ...
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Is there any way to preserve oil painted canvas without framing

I have created some paintings which I wanted to preserve without framing them. Is there any way to do so? How to keep them as it is? And for how long we can keep them as it is?
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Distressing purchased wall art

I purchased some wall art and I'd like to darken it with a tea stain or synthetic stain but the canvas has a plastic coating. Any ideas?
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Is the canvas used in pre-made packs the same as plain canvas pieces?

The art stores generally have pre-made white canvas on small wooden frames. They're not the cheapest, but they're easy to deal with. I want to know if this canvas is different than buying canvas by ...
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What are the little pieces of wood that come with pre-made canvas for?

I buy pre-made canvases, and they always come with a little packet of wooden things: What are they for? How should I use them?
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What is the difference between linen and cotton canvas?

I am painting in oils, and I normally paint on cotton canvas. I've often wondered what the difference is between cotton and linen canvases - linen canvases appear to have a slightly different texture, ...