FAQ and Tutorials
What is ForMarkers? Here we show you what can be used to work on ForMarkers, how your art will last and why ForMarkers Canvas is so convincing.
ForMarkers canvases are produced on machines from MH+P Technology This technology for drum-tight canvas stretching is the world leader in this field.
Really drum-tight? Yes!
We even tested it extensively and built a drum kit out of the stretched canvases. For the ultimate quality inspection ;) But see for yourself in the following video:
The drying times depend on the painting agents used and the application technique. The values given refer to a single coat of paint. Filling, liquid painting or pouring can take considerably longer to dry.
|Drying times (hours)|
|Alcohol-based pens||up to 1 hour|
|Water-based pens and acrylics||up to 3 hours|
|Spray cans||up to 4 hours|
|Watercolours||up to 6 hours|
|Oil paints||Depending on pigment and oil|
ForMarkers are mounted on a sturdy wooden stretcher frame from sustainable forestry for sizes over 20x20cm. Each stretcher frame comes with a bag of 8 wedges. Two for each corner of the frame.
If you notice that the ForMarkers canvas is no longer so tight, for example after a long time or due to a large amount of paint, you can re-stretch the canvas. To do this, place the wooden wedges in the corner slots of the frame and drive them in with a hammer until the material is taut again.
Be careful! To ensure that the canvas remains evenly stretched, you should tap the wedges into all four corners evenly, piece by piece.
Here we show you a few application examples and tutorials. So you can see how the special canvas behaves and what is possible with it.
We invited the artist Hülpman to do a demo on one of our ForMarkers canvases in our office. It was a lot of fun!
This is our smallest format of this type of frame. This artwork was realised in only 15 minutes! Thank you Felix! 🤙👌
What a fantasy! It's hard not to get caught up in her overstuffed imagination. Hülpman has struck again! This time in 30x40cm format. Great, we love it! Look how the tip of the marker glides on the surface.
This is an A3 format, realised in less than 30min! Thank you Felix! 🤙👌
Preparation: For this, the canvas was first completely soaked and then wiped dry again. Now the canvas can be painted with watercolour paints without them beading off.
What happens: ForMarkers is actually designed for markers and acrylic paints and has a non-absorbent coating. Meaning, alcohol-based paints and acrylics bond with this coating, water-based paints like watercolour actually bead off due to surface tension. With preparation, the surface tension is removed so that watercolours can spread better. As it dries, the paint will only remain on the surface and will not bond with the canvas. This allows you to wipe off the dried paint later. However, if you want the paint application to be permanent and secure, it is advisable to apply another fixative.
This, of course, allows you to play with other possibilities: to paint a canvas several times, to highlight partial areas or to correct paintings. But beware. We cannot guarantee that this process is infinitely feasible. Nor can we guarantee that it will work with all products and colours. It is therefore essential that you test your desired watercolours in advance on the overhanging edge pieces of the reverse side.
ON THE PROGRAM: Acrylic ink background, spring colours 🌸☀️ 🎨Learn to play with acrylic ink.
The surface of the ForMarkers canvas is soft and adapts to both the acrylic and the markers.
Try the ForMarkers!
Let the background dry overnight with acrylic ink. 🌸☀️ Draw patterns with markers on top without any problems! The surface of the ForMarkers canvas is soft and adapts to both the acrylic and the markers.