SkriblBox offers diversity with surfaces that respond dynamically to every stroke of your imagination. Canvas? Oh, we have it, preserving your inspiration with every fiber. Paper? It’s a smooth symphony, steering your creativity like a gentle breeze. Wooden panels? They’re reliable companions to your most daring brushstrokes.
Tips for selecting the best surface for your painting
Picking the best surface for your painting is a critical decision that can affect the final product. Look for the medium you’ll be using; heavyweight watercolor paper is best for watercolors, while stretched canvases or wood panels work well for oils or acrylics. The texture is important as well—rough canvases can add depth, while smoother surfaces can provide fine detail. Lastly, the ideal surface should complement your artistic vision and technique.
NOTE: Don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual surfaces such as glass or fabric to achieve unique effects.
On canvas, acrylic paint and oil paints are widely used. Acrylics are the most loved because they dry quickly and allow layering and blending. They are suitable for both beginners and experts. Oil paints dry more slowly, allowing artists to work on details and achieve rich, radiant colors. Many experienced artists prefer them for their depth and longevity.
The best painting surfaces are determined by the medium you are using. Stretched canvases and canvas panels are favored for oils and acrylics. Watercolor paper is excellent for use with watercolors and gouache. Whereas, wood panels have a smooth, sturdy surface for a variety of paints. Acrylic and oil paints can be used on wood panels. Before painting, make sure the wood has been thoroughly primed with gesso or an appropriate primer.
Yes, you can paint over an existing artwork on any surface but with few precautions; sand the the surface before painting over to improve the adhesion. Apply a primer or gesso for smoothness, to make your surface a solid foundation for your new artwork.