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Base Information

  • Canvas – Typically made of a tightly stretched unbleached cloth or a closely woven fabric surface that is painted directly on.
  • Wood – A flat panel made of wood, either a single piece, or a number of pieces joined together.
  • Silk – Silk fabric with the application of paints or dyes directly onto the surface. The fabric remains soft and to touch.
  • Linen – Linen retains its natural oils, making the fiber itself more flexible and protecting the surface and the paint on it from becoming brittle and cracking.
  • Paper – Typically white and comes in a variety of surface finishes, from smooth to rough.
  • Hardboard – A heavy type of fiberboard made from mechanical pulp. Hardboard comes in various finishes, thicknesses and types to mimic coarse chipboard, plywood or real wood.
  • Canvas board – A board having a textured surface often stamped or molded in imitation of canvas to receive an artist’s painting.
  • Glass – Art glass is an item that is made, usually for decoration, but also for purpose, from glass that has been worked into a form that is considered as artistic. Such techniques include stained glass windows, leaded lights, glass that has been placed into a kiln so that it will mold into a shape, glass blowing, sandblasted glass and copper foil work.