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Shop Great Value Blank Canvases For Painting and Craft At Spotlight

Looking for the perfect blank canvas for your artistic creations? Find it here at Spotlight. Browse the collection of painting canvases available in various dimensions, depths and shapes. Find great value art canvases for school projects and crafts as well as quality canvases for serious painters. There is something for every budget and skill level at Spotlight.


Frequently Asked Questions About Canvases

Discover FAQs about canvases below to help you on your artistic journey. Choosing a canvas can be daunting for beginners, so get your questions answered right here.


What Is The Best Way To Set Up A Canvas For Painting?

Painting on an easel is probably the best-known way to set up a canvas, but you are certainly not obligated to paint in this manner. In fact, some artists prefer painting on smaller canvases on the table.


Which Paint Brushes Are Suitable For Painting on Canvas?

The range of paint brushes suitable for canvasses is widespread. For canvas, it is recommended to use acrylic or oil-paint brushes. All these brushes should also have stiff bristles, which tend to be more resilient for canvas as well as acrylic and oil paints.


Is Pre-Stretched Canvas Or Regular Canvas Best?

Pre-stretched canvas is easy to use, whilst stretching canvas correctly requires quite a bit of skill, so this is something that is usually done by artists that are more experienced. While you can purchase calico fabric for canvas stretching at Spotlight, we do recommend the pre-stretched canvas for beginners.


Do I Need To Prep My Canvas?

Most canvasses need to be prepped with a primer, this ensures that the paint goes on a little easier. The primer will also protect the paint over time, which ensures your artwork can be enjoyed for years. Please note that not all pre-stretched canvas will require primer. Some manufacturers will add a primer during the manufacturing process, which means you can start painting almost immediately. So, always check your pre-stretched canvas to see if a primer has already been applied.


Does Paint Colour Get Affected By The Canvas Material?

This depends on the type of paint you use. Oil paint tends to remain somewhat the same when it is applied to a canvas. On the other hand, acrylics can change colour somewhat after being applied on canvas, as this kind of paint has the tendency to go just a little darker. Test your colours beforehand to ensure your results are perfect.


Which Medium Do I Use For Canvas?

All types of paints are mixed with a suitable medium before they are applied to canvas, this can influence many aspects of the paint itself. With a suitable medium, you can change the texture, colour, and even its overall drying time. So, for those working with oil paints, a medium could actually reduce the drying time of this paint considerably. Various mediums are available for both acrylic and oil paints. Test out different mediums available at Spotlight to see which one fits your style of painting best.


Art Canvas Packs, Deep Edge Canvases and Large Canvases For Professional Artists

For experienced artists discover the range of amazing value mega canvas packs, where you can get up to 20 canvases for a great price. Our canvas packs are perfect for group school projects, hosting your own painting event or going wild with your painting activities. Spotlight also stocks large canvases in a range of dimensions for professional projects. Deep edge canvases, round canvases and calico canvas fabric are also available for your artistic endeavours.


Discover the Range of Painting Canvases Today

Spotlight stocks all the art supplies and painting supplies for you at great prices. Find the perfect blank canvas for your project whether it is a small canvas for sketching and crafting or a larger canvas to create a statement piece. Shop online at Spotlight and enjoy the convenience of home delivery or you can also shop at your local Spotlight store. Don't forget to join the VIP club for exclusive discounts and events!

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