I’m so sorry I didn’t see this sooner - they were just on sale at michaels! Every several months they go on sale for 75% off. I stocked up on a bunch in March 2 days before lockdown and then just bought a bunch more. Sure my hubby and the workers look at me like I’m nuts for buying so many but I’m ready for lockdown #2 when it happens!
I started with the level 3 because at 75% off it was the best deal and only came out to $5 on the size I paint the most. The gallery wrapping is lovely and it can be hung without the need for framing and still look professional - well the canvas not my work hehe. The texture is quite rough however and I need to gesso several layers and sand if I want to do any detail work. It’s more designed to withstand a heavy use of paint - which comes in handy with me sometimes since I obsessively layer paint until I’m satisfied. The heavy duty nature of the canvas prevents it from buckling under the weight of the paint. It’s probably a great option for paint pouring or for larger works. I recently bought the ultra smooth level 2 to see if I can avoid the gesso and sanding step but haven’t tried it out yet.
If you subscribe with them you can get text alerts for sales. So sorry I missed this post as it looks like the sale just ended. If you are in Michigan let me know and I can give you some of the ultra smooth level 2 and level three gallery wraps to try. That way you will know if you like it and can stock up during the next sale. I think that’s the highest quality they go at Michael’s. I will create a post on forum if I spot any art deals in the future ☺️