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Stretched Canvas

Stretched Canvas is a ready to use surface that consists of either cotton or linen fabric stretched around a wooden frame and secured either on the back or the sides with staples, tacks, or a metal spline. The canvas can be primed with either acrylic gesso or an oil based primer. Stretched canvases are available in three main depths traditional (3/4"–7/8"), gallery (1-1/2") and museum (2" and thicker). Traditional is the preferred option if the artwork is going to be framed, whereas the gallery and museum stretched canvases are more difficult to frame due to their depth and tend to be hung on the wall as is.

Cotton Stretched Canvas
Decorative and Miniature

Blick Premier Canvas is the highest quality canvas for the discerning professional. Premier uses a heavy duty 10 oz pre-primed 100% cotton canvas that is then double coated with acid-free titanium gesso until it reaches a final post-primed finished weight of approximately 15 oz, making it an ideal canvas for heavier paint applications. We're confident you’ll love our warp-resistant frames, which feature heavy-duty pine stretcher bars. Premier canvas features tailored corners and is hand-splined, resulting in a tight, even stretch.

Blick Studio Canvas is economically priced for students and professionals. We start with a 7 oz, pre-primed 100% cotton duck canvas and add 3 coats of acid free titanium gesso. Final post primed, finished weights reach approximately 10.5 oz. This canvas is then hand stretched and stapled around solid wood stretchers. You can forget about time consuming preparation. Studio canvas is the perfect balance of high quality and economy.

Linen Stretched Canvas
Deep Profile Linen
Traditional Profile Linen

Linen Stretched Canvas is made from woven linen cloth that has been stretched around a wooden frame and secured in the back or on the sides with staples, tacks, or a metal spline. Made from the inner bark of a flax plant, these long fibers produce a strong, flexible, slightly stretchy material that has been known to last for centuries. Due to the method of extracting, processing, and weaving the material for this canvas, it tends to be priced considerably higher than cotton canvas. Stretched linen canvases are available primed with an oil ground suitable only for oil paints or an acrylic gesso which can handle acrylic or oil paints.


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    All About Masterpiece Elite Custom Built Artist Canvas

    These exquisite custom built professional canvases are impeccably stretched upon the finest quality solid wood stretcher bars. Each canvas is hand built, individually numbered and then pre-registered with the Fine Art Registry. The canvas comes with a CD so the artist can register their completed artwork.


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