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Join the Fredrix revolution! This innovative 100% cotton artist canvas combines the texture of a natural, woven fabric with a specially formulated gesso designed for all water-based paints. Exciting to create on, it delivers a unique look that can only be captured on canvas, with superb lifting ability for easy washes and corrections.
It's versatile and durable too — frame it with or without glass — it won't buckle or tear like paper. Scratch or scrape it for unique effects, staple or rewet it without damaging the canvas.
Archival boards are mounted on rigid, non-warping hardboard core.
8" × 10"
20 cm × 25 cm
9" × 12"
23 cm × 30 cm
11" × 14"
28 cm × 36 cm
16" × 20"
41 cm × 51 cm
18" × 24"
46 cm × 61 cm
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Comments about Fredrix Archival Watercolor Canvas Boards:
I had this product for a long time and hated the way my wc looked and reacted on it..and yet I love covering my wc paper with gesso and painting on it. I had never read the insert by Tom Lynch. The first page says to wash it down with water 10 min. Before you paint on it. It states the first wash will pull back a bit and when dry it will go on smoothly over that. It does! I did a drawing, wiped it down with a lot of water and a sponge. Waited 10 min and began to paint with a brush that did NOT have a lot of water, but plenty of pigment. I did this painting en pkein air. And then would rinse brush and move paint around. Loved it! Now I wish I had not used all the other ones I had for acrylic painting. I was using the stretched canvas ones. Only wish it had more tooth and was not so smooth. Wondering if the boards are same surface or more toothy. Anybody know?
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is the painting I did on a 12X16 canvas. It needs to be thinker than 3/4" to hang in a show without a frame. Used Krylon spray to seal it and put in frame with open back, no glass.
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Love the panels I will always buy from them.
from Huntingdon , TN
I use these watercolor panel with Acrylics because of the ability to get more detail in my Paintings.
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Fredrix Archival watercolor canvas boards
Go for framing!
Not for watercolors. Good for acrylic or oils
from Sacramento, CA
I purchased these panels to use with watercolors. These are canvas panels. But watercolor paint does not work with them without the use of additional products and excess work in addition to painting. The panels work fine with acrylic and oils paints. I am now using them for students in art classes when teaching acrylic painting techniques. They are not quality panels. But, they are not poorly made either. I can't recommend them based on the fact that they are marketed and labeled as watercolor boards. They aren't.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Back of canvas ugly! Fredix logo all over it...!
It's hard for me to give this product a good review. I wanted a nice professional board that I could use in a gallery show/sell if I wanted. However the back is covered with a repeat bright red and white logo! Its ugly. I am not sure what to do about that. So that down grades the boards to keeping myself or trying to figure out how to cover up the backs. I just hate the idea of a beautiful painting ending up on this board with that back. Hardly timeless! When will companies learn that we don't want their logos on our art!
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Please know that if you feel this surface doesn't meet your needs, we're happy to help with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Painting on watercolor canvas will be a new venture to be used at a workshop . Excited to try something new.
don't have any
I have used boards and paper loved them.I used sprays on them and thecolor were so pretty.I have not had a chance to use the masking fluid but the artistthat told me about it loves it.Judy Eddy
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Makes framing watercolors easy
After spraying a protective curative on your watercolor, no glass or other glazing is needed. Recommend wiping surface with damp cloth prior to painting to remove some sizing and improve watercolor absorption.
Great prices and great service!
Ready to use with great quality.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
I am a watercolor artist. I recently spent considerable time and effort on a drawing (18x24) in preparation for use of your Watercolor Canvas. I found this product to be USELESS! The surface does NOT absorb artist quality Winsor Newton watercolor paints. It beads up on the surface and can be removed with a paper towel in one swipe! This canvas may be advantageous to those who who work with acrylic and oil paints, but to suggest successful outcomes with watercolor paint is grossly misleading. The literature enclosed with this item promises success. There is no direction regarding any type of preparation of the surface that should be done in advance. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the watercolor canvas is not to your liking. It does have different surface characteristics than paper: pigments lift more easily, but layering is more of a challenge. Even though the product is not for everyone, we want you to be satisfied when you order from Blick! Someone from our Customer Care Center will be in touch to further assist you.
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