It feels like spring is here today. I got outside and stretched a new canvas for a commission and I ordered some new canvas nails to test out. I ordered two different types: Charvin copper nails and Paris Canvas Copper Tacks. I'm not sure which kind I'll like better so I'm going to try them both. They're both slightly different lengths also which is a good thing.
I ordered these from Jerry's Artarama because Dick Blick doesn't carry them. I'm becoming more and more frustrated with Blick's selection of products and their lack of variety. They seem to be trending more and more away from professional fine art materials and everything now seems to be "Blick Brand" products, but I digress.
I'll write a review of these copper nails as soon as they arrive and I test them out. I was previously using cut tacks from the hardware store, but they're not very well forged and usually have a rather dull point to them, which is frustrating. It's also better to use copper since it protects against corrosion.
I'm going to go back out and enjoy the weather. Have a great week!