Canvas for painting from Canvasi
You do not want to limit yourself to the standard sizes of stretched canvas when painting? Then choose from our range of stretcher bars and canvas for painting to make your own individual painting base in the desired size. Whether acrylic, oil paint or tempera: we have the right painting surface for you for every painting technique. Our paintable canvases are therefore available in a variety of fabric types, from cotton to linen. Portrait painters, cubists or pop artists will find the canvas on which they can best pursue their craft. In addition, the long webs are also suitable for stage sets or banners.
From standard to premium - order covered stretcher frames online.
The stretcher frames in the Canvasi range are made of sturdy spruce wood. It is relatively light, but still robust enough for the tension of a canvas. Thanks to slow drying and multiple gluing, we achieve the highest possible freedom from warping, which is guaranteed even with slight fluctuations in humidity.
You can get our stretched stretcher frames in three different lath thicknesses. The standard version consists of 18 mm thick wood. This is particularly suitable if you would like to hang your finished picture in an attractive floater frame. If this is not desired, it is best to opt for our XXL variant with a thickness of 40 mm - also known as a gallery stretcher frame.
Our study stretcher frames with 17 mm depth are also interesting, available in 30 fixed sizes. For beginners in canvas painting, we recommend our inexpensive covered stretcher frames made of high-quality beech - of course also made in Germany.
Canvas qualities in the Canvasi range
Before the picture is put on the canvas, it must first be stretched on the stretcher frame. This is done by hand at Canvasi and ensures particularly careful treatment of the artist's surface. We offer our canvases in different qualities:
- Basic Cotton
- Fine Cotton
- Medium Cotton
- Premium Cotton
- Poly Canvas
These differ mainly in the different proportions of cotton, linen and polyester. While the Basic Cotton canvases consist of 75% cotton and 25% polyester, the Premium Cotton models combine 40% linen and 60% cotton.
For special techniques and colour projects, we also offer stretched canvases in colours such as blue, green or black. If you prefer a natural look, a natural canvas without primer is recommended. The Nature Linen and Nature Cotton canvases have an original colouring that may still shine through in the finished artwork.
Most of the canvases for painting in our range can be used with a wide variety of colours. Whether acrylic, oil or tempera - the choice is yours. If you would like to paint particularly high-quality oil paintings, our stretched canvas frames with special oil linen are ideal. These have an oil-based, double-applied primer to optimally support the drying behaviour of the colours.
Production of stretched canvas frames - by hand
Special care is required in the production of stretched canvas frames. In addition to well-dried wood and high-quality canvases, the construction itself must be flawlessly crafted.
Basically, each stretcher frame consists of four strips, the ends of which are provided with slots and tenons. These are simply stuck together, but not glued or nailed. To further increase the tension - or to reduce it if necessary - up to eight wedges can be inserted into the corner joints. However, this should only be done after the canvas has been mounted and primed.
To prevent the stretcher from being pushed through when painting,the outer edges are profiled in a semicircle. This creates a small gap between the canvas and the frame. We supply particularly large stretched canvas frames with a stabilising construction, which can, for example, consist of an intermediate piece or a quad, double or single cross.
Stretched canvas frames in the Canvasi online shop
Benefit from our many years of experience as a manufacturer and order your covered stretcher frames in the Canvasi online shop. We offer 30 fixed sizes for your artwork - between 15 cm x 15 cm and 200 cm x 300 cm. In addition, you can buy other artist supplies from us and use them to realise your desired motifs in full colour splendour.
Would you like to learn more about our products or do you have questions about your online order? Then use the Canvasi service telephone. Our experts are there for you Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. You can reach us at: 03471 6275403. You are also welcome to send us an e-mail - to firstname.lastname@example.org.