Our ready to paint canvases are water-resistant. You can wet them with water, and the ink won’t run. They’re easy to paint if you take your time and keep a couple things in mind things in mind.
Our canvases work well with acrylic paint, but not oil paint. Any solvent-based paint or marker will pull the black ink from the printed lines into the white areas of the canvas. Sharpies and alcohol-based markers will cause the same problem.
We recommend that you only use acrylic paints on our canvases. You can use acrylic paints in tubes or acrylic paint markers that are not solvent-based. Montana and Liquitex markers are good solvent-free marker brands. You can purchase them here: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/montana-acrylic-markers
If you use acrylic paint in tubes, you’ll need a few different sizes of small brushes for detailed areas, and bigger brushes for large areas with less detail. As hard as you may try to paint within the lines, you’ll likely paint over some of the thinner ones. Keep a 0.7mm and a 2mm black Montana Acrylic Marker on hand to easily go back over the black lines after your paint dries.
If you want to paint with thin washes, we recommend thinning your acrylics using a Glazing Medium to building up your paint layers slowly. It’s never a good idea to water down acrylic paint as it will destroy the chemical composition of the paint a cause it to flake off the canvas later on.
If you have any questions, post them below or contact us.
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