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The Best Canvas Markers for Artwork

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Whether you’re gearing up for art class or you just want to let your kids have fun drawing on canvas tote bags, canvas markers are essential for drawing on fabric. In many cases, those canvas markers can also be used on other surfaces like ceramic, wood and sometimes even glass. Check out our top picks for canvas markers.

These canvas markers dry quickly and release a pigment that is machine- washable as well as fade-resistant. These markers have a fine tip for improved precision.

We like that this 12-piece set of canvas markers includes metallic gold and silver markers. These markers can be used on rocks, ceramic, porcelain, glass, wood, fabric and canvas.

These canvas markers are quick-drying and can be used on a wide range of surfaces. You can also use these with most standard paint sealers to help preserve your artwork.

With the Dyvicl canvas markers, you’ll get the standard colors along with gold and silver. As is standard, these markers can be used on an array of surfaces.

If you’ve got a blossoming artist on your hands, these Artistro extra-fine paint pens are a great option to help stock their art supply kit. You’ll get 12 extra-fine-tipped acrylic paint markers.

Expert Commentary

These canvas markers are necessary for those who draw or write on canvas, wood, glass or other surfaces. Many of these options are multi-purpose so you don’t have to limit yourself to one type of surface — they can do them all! The colors are beautiful and brilliant. The tips vary in size so you’re sure to find the right marker for you.

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