In the previous post, we talked about Canvas - one of the best painting surfaces for acrylic paint. Another great painting support is a Canvas Paper, also known as Acrylic Paper. Canvas paper isn't a fabric but a paper with a surface texture that simulates a fabric canvas. It's a great inexpensive solution for everyone, especially beginners who need to practice without spending extra on art materials. The acrylic paper comes in different sizes and thicknesses and is also very handy for creating a collage
So what is the difference between regular paper and Canvas Paper?
What happens with the ordinary paper after we wet it? It deforms while drying. The same thing will happen after the use of water-based paints. On the other side, the acrylic paper is thick and heavyweight, which prevents warping, and has a textured surface to assure adhesion. The medium must adhere to the surface, but not be absorbed into the substrate. If you use the high-quality acrylic paper you can create permanent paintings. However, the regular canvas is much more preferable for serious artworks.