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Creative Services at Opus

Opus Creative Services: Custom DIY Picture Framing • Fine Art Digital Printing & Mounting • Custom Canvas, Panels,  & Stretcher Bar Frames

Crafted to your specifications, Opus Creative Services provide you with optimal control over your artwork, whether you are looking for a painting surface made to your specifications, top-quality fine art digital reproductions of your work, or a custom-crafted picture frame.

Click below to learn more about the services we offer at each of our stores....Read more


Chart Your Creativity!

The sketchpad – redefined! We’re excited to announce the latest in pads and paper from the Chartpak family of brands.

Designed by some of the most passionate papermakers in the industry, these pads offer outstanding papers for every media. The covers tell the story of what’s inside: red for drawing, blue for painting, purple for markers, and orange for technical papers. And look for extra features like the In & Out™ pages and InkBlock™ panels, too!...Read more

Watercolour Wishlist

Watercolour Wishlist: Wet Media Favourites for the Outdoor Painter

Are you ready to pack up your water media supplies and create outdoors? Browse our list of favourites for the outdoor watercolour artist:

Opus Essential Watercolours...Read more

A Brush with Greatness

A Brush with Greatness: Dip into the World of Watercolour Brushes

Dip into the World of Watercolour Brushes

While pigments and paints often get all the glory, the smooth washes and expressive marks in a watercolour work owe much of their success to the artist's trustiest of tools  –  the brush. This seemingly humble instrument holds the keys to a pleasurable painting experience and reliable results. Here are a few brush basics to help you find your perfect painting companion.

Quality Materials = Quality Results

Most watercolour brushes are made with natural hair, synthetic hair, or a blend. ...Read more

Smart Printing: From Phone to Home

Smart Printing: From Phone to HomeThe best camera is the one that’s with you,” Chase Jarvis....Read more

Getting to the Core of Graphite

Getting to the Core of Graphite

The graphite pencil is ubiquitous, a staple everywhere from the classroom, studio, and office, to the beginner’s toolbox and the professional’s collection....Read more

Acrylic Best Practices