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The first canvas for watercolors

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Aqua Canvas from Das Keilrahmen Werk. Watercolor by Gris.


AQUA Canvas - The first canvas of its kind combines innovative technology with a proven system.

MH&P Das Keilrahmen Werk from Berlin developed a new mixed medium especially for watercolour painting. The structure looks similar to paper. The material is as stable as a conventional canvas and can therefore be mounted on a classic stretcher frame.

Simply paint watercolour directly onto the AQUA canvas and hang it up without framing!

Innovationspreis Creative Impulse 2018 für Canvas Aqua

Innovations that impress

The AQUA Stretcher won 3rd place at the International Creative Impulse Award at the Creativeworld 2018 trade fair.

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wood bars sustainable forestry

Materials with quality

The sturdy stretcher bars are made of real wood from European forests. These come from sustainable forestry and are FSC® certified. 

Aqua canvas in detail

Perfect stretch

The carefully processed bars are optimally covered on machines from MH+P Technology. After drying out, the AQUA canvas comes back into shape without waves or creases. If necessary, it can even be stretched again after complete drying by wedging.

Gris watercolor landscape on canvas in large format

Watercolor XXL

With AQUA Canvas, particularly large formats are also possible in watercolour painting. With a maximum bar length of 200 cm, even extensive landscape paintings are possible.  

Gris watercolor, ink and pencils on aqua canvas

Versatile in use

With its soft, harmonious surface structure, the AQUA stretcher frame is excellently suited for all watercolour techniques - for example, for watercolour brushes, pens, brush pens and airbrushes. In addition, the canvas can be combined very well with other techniques.

AQUA is also recommended for acrylic, gouache and tempera techniques. The AQUA canvas is also eraser-proof under certain conditions.

You can see how differently this new canvas can be painted on the overview of our watercolour artists.  

Watercolor close up with gradient color on stretched canvas edge

Not convinced yet?

Learn more about watercolour techniques on the new AQUA Canvas on our tutorials page. 

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