Wet both sides when adding the glue or gesso. You can use 1/8 inch boards for small panels; 1/4 inch will be necessary for larger sizes; 1/2 inch for 24Ã—30 inches or larger. Birch wood is light weight, so these canvases are handy for transporting on a plein air painting trip.
The number one mistake all beginners make is buying a pre-stretched canvas or canvas board from a discount bookstore and not unwrapping the cellophane .
I would like to run a question about oil painting on canvas panels by you.. I prefer this to the somewhat cheap cardboard canvas boards.