I used to do a lot of painting with acrylics, and then a couple of years ago, I ventured into pencil drawing and then watercolor.
I fell in love with watercolor right away as you can see in my store. But as I learned more and more about this medium, I also found that this type of art is best displayed in frames behind glass. Which is great, but now I find that a bit limiting. I have many leftover unused larger canvases in my studio from my acrylic days, and figured I would go back to that medium one day, but right now I love watercolor but would also love the idea of displaying my work without a frame just like the acrylic and oil artists.
Now You Can Watercolor on Canvas! - Can Be Used On Many Different Surfaces!
By using this product on a clean unused canvas, you can create the base necessary to accept watercolor. If you try to paint with watercolor on a regular purchased canvas, it has a gesso base which would not absorb the paint, it would simply pick off or roll off, this is why most artists use specialized watercolor papers. But if you prep the canvas with this product, you create the base necessary to create your artwork.
Hang it On the Wall Just Like The Other Art Mediums
Since it will not be behind a frame it is suggested that you protect it with a matte varnish when done, which is what I did with my acrylic paintings. This means you can show off your art without having the expense of a frame.
I found a video on this product, check it out below:
You Can Buy This Through Amazon
I tend to purchase many of my art supplies online. It is so nice to have other options to display your watercolor paintings. I was quite excited to find this product because this means I can use my canvases (is that even a word?) I had stockpiled (I always purchased them when there were deals) and use the medium that I fell in love with.
Now You Can Paint a Large Canvas without Expense of a Frame!
I love how you don't have quite the same control with watercolor paints, and that it can have a mind of its own, but the results can be awesome! Don't get me wrong. I still like to mat and frame my smaller paintings on paper, but it would be nice to do a much larger painting without having the expense of a super large or custom frame.
If You Don't Want This as a Project You Can Purchase Special Watercolor Canvas too!
If you don't have any canvas laying around, and you really don't want the extra work of preparing a regular one, you can also purchase specially made watercolor canvas online too. Check it out.
Enjoy your watercolor experience even more, with these different options!
Hi there! My name is Diane Palmer, and I love to draw and paint. I love to try new things, and in this blog and my website you will see the results of my artistic endeavors!