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How to Paint with Acrylic Paint: Preparing Your Canvas

Watch more How to Paint with Acrylics videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to prepare your canvas to paint with acrylic paint in this acrylic tutorial from Howcast. Expert: Linda Rhea Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Linda. I created a company called Paint Along. Check us out at We have really fun painting workshops in Nashville and New York. Back in the olden days, the artists used to make their own canvasses. They would have to prepare a frame, a wooden frame. They'd have to buy a canvas, and they would have to stretch it over and around the canvas. They actually nailed into into the back of the stretcher bar. They also had to prime their own canvasses. They had to make the gesso, or the primer. Nowadays, you can go to the art store and buy canvasses ready for you to use in many different sizes. There are also a couple of different examples of this type of canvas that's got a deeper profile, and these canvasses are typically used without a frame, you just paint over the edges of the canvas and hang it on the wall. However, if you'd like to go through the process and learn how to stretch a canvas, you can also buy the parts and pieces needed. If you don't want to go through all that trouble, then go to your craft store and buy a canvas of any shapes and sizes, and get started right away.
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