Aquabord™ has undergone a number of important changes over the past few months due to a change in one of the raw materials we use to produce this unique surface for watercolors. We saw this challenge as an opportunity to make Aquabord even better than before. While the new Aquabord is in essence, the very same, it does have a few differences:
|Left: Previous version|
Right: New flatter version
2. The new surface is slightly softer. You need to use less pressure when wet-lifting paint just like you would on paper.
3. The new surface is more absorbent and emphatically more like watercolor paper (see helpful tips below).
4. The new surface requires less water for washes and blends. It behaves more like a cold press watercolor paper now, so you don’t need as much water for wicking the paint across the surface – the paint moves more freely and blends beautifully.
5. The vibrant color you’re accustomed to still applies.
6. The lovely eggshell color of the natural clay you’re accustomed to is still around.
7. You can still seal your watercolors and frame them without glass.
|Top: New version|
Bottom: Old version
|Top: Washes on Aquabord|
Bottom: Washes on
We greatly appreciate your patience over the last few months during this reformulation. We think the new Aquabord is well worth the wait and we hope you do too. Now it’s time to do what you love and get back to painting watercolors on Aquabord!