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Canvas: Linen or Cotton

Cotton or Linen? In today’s day and age canvas is generally made from cotton or linen. Historically canvas was produced from hemp fibers. Canvas is one of the most used substrates for artists to paint on. It is a plain woven fabric  commonly stretched over a wooden frame or panel. Although many artists prefer to […]

Canvas

Canvas

Cotton canvas is a popular surface to paint on for acrylic and oil painters alike. It holds paints well, offers a flexible surface and comes in a variety of sizes (and shapes; like round, triangular and oval in addition to the usual rectangles). At Deckle Edge we stock three main types of cotton canvas: canvas […]