Art Tips and Art Techniques How to seal a canvas for painting art

Art Tips and Art Techniques How to seal a canvas for painting art


Hi. Welcome back to Art Fusion Productions.
Today I’m going to give you another little painting tip, just to help making things a
little bit easier when you’re creating your artwork. The product I’m gonna show you today
is the Atelier Binder Medium. Now this is an extremely versatile product. It’s got a
lot of different uses in the art world. But today what I’m going to do, is show you how
we’re going to seal a canvas with it. Now, when we apply this to the canvas, it’s gonna
help the adhesion of your paints. It’s also gonna help prevent the moisture-loss through
the canvas itself. So we’ll go ahead and show you how to apply it, and we can have a little
chat while we’re applying the Medium for you. Now, applying this product is easy as 1, 2,
3. All we do is just pour some onto our canvas, and with a nice, clean, brush, we’re just
gonna paint it straight on. Now, you can dilute this if you like, and down to 1-part Binder
Medium, 1-part water, if you wanna have a more fluid Medium going on your canvas. You
can do your whole canvas, you can do part of your canvas, it depends on what artwork
you’re working on. But that’s all there is to applying your Binder Medium. Very, very,
straightforward. And that just supplies you with that coat across your canvas to help
seal that canvas. So that’s it, that’s all there is to it. You just let that product
dry. Well how easy was that to apply. Now we’ve applied the Binder Medium for a couple
of different reasons. Firstly to seal that canvas. When you purchase a pre-product canvas,
a lot of them come out of the factories with waxes and dirts and different things on them
which you’re not aware of. And they cause real problems with the adhesion of all your
paints and Mediums. The Binder Medium, coated across, solves all those problems. Goes right
across all those bad infections that might be on the canvas, and all your paints and
Mediums will adhere very strongly and as they’re meant to and as they’re made for. So that’s
one very good reason to use your Binder Medium. It also gives you that bit of a smoother surface
to paint on, so if that’s what you’re looking for. If you want a bit more tooth to your
surface, you can still as Gesso if you like. The other thing we do by putting the Binder
Medium on, is to help prevent moisture-loss when you’re using your paints. Now when you’re
using your paints, your paints will dry from the back of the canvas as well as the front,
and to create a bit more extra open-time with that paint, and more workability, the Binder
Medium helps prevent that drying from the rear as much. So it slows down the drying
process. So that’s another reason why we’ve put this Medium on our canvas as we have.
So, look, I hope that’s just helped you understand how to use a Binder Medium and the reasons
why we use it. It’s a wonderful product. So many different uses, and we’ll explain a few
more of those and the tips for you in other little videos. So, until then, happy painting.

8 thoughts on “Art Tips and Art Techniques How to seal a canvas for painting art

  1. Could you please create a step by step video from how to begin an artwork to how to finish it? What type of products that you need to start a successful canvas, to what type of product to finish it with? Cotton duck? Linen? Fabric Store? Art Supply Store? Information Please? We need a lot of direction for the simple every day knowledge!

  2. If you go to my website you will find 1 free online art lesson which shows all materials and start to finish instruction, also we have 20 different lessons you can buy and download

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