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Best emulates the feel of mounted canvas thanks to thicker, almost cardboard-like design. Easy to take out of the pad, and while mounting the paper is still recommended, stands up to moisture, oil and warping better than most. Excellent for mixed-media projects.
Some complaints that paint doesn't blend as well on this paper.
24 sheets for the price one pays for half that quantity of competitors. While canvas paper is typically used for practice, several buyers note that this can be archival with the proper love and care. Also great for pastels.
Despite advertised pre-priming, may benefit from a layer or two of gesso.
Excellent-quality paper that emulates canvas well. Strathmore's paper is a favorite for practicing artists who don't want to waste a mounted canvas on practice work. Heavy paper that can take several layers when properly prepared.
Paper predictably buckles with lots of paint/medium, although the impact can be mitigated by taping/clamping down paper.
While many canvas papers are simply made to feel like canvas, Arteza made this out of the same materials as its canvas. Pre-primed for on the go artists, with special emphasis on the mixed-media possibilities for such a durable surface. Holds oil and acrylic better than most.
Despite heavy paper and canvas build, works best when mounted to a smooth surface. Extra priming optional but helpful.
Made from real cotton, meaning similar experience to painting on a standard stretched canvas, for a fraction of the price. Beloved brand for artists looking to get canvas experience with portability of a standard sketchbook. Absorbant material that can be archival with proper care.
Medium tooth makes impressionistic/realistic pieces more of a chore.
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