|Having a Ball with a Red Lily by Jennifer Redstreake Geary|
What sets Aquabord apart from watercolor paper?
❖ Aquabord is also very forgiving. If you make a mistake - just wash it off!
❖ The surface is pH neutral and acid free and when sealed, it will last forever.
❖ Don't worry about lint residue, torn paper, or using masking fluid because Aquabord is very forgiving and durable and will hold up to repeated wetting and scraping.
❖ You can even add fine lines and details with a scratch knife or other Claybord Tools which will bring back the white of the board.
❖ To create natural looking highlights and bring the light back into your painting, use a wet sponge, cotton swabs, white erasers or a clean brush to lift and remove colors with ease.
❖ Paint as heavily as desired because Aquabord won't warp, crack, or bend like paper when using heavy paint applications.
How to Begin:
|A Bunch of Gourds by Jennifer Redstreake Geary|
How to Seal:
Seal finished watercolors or gouache with several light coats of spray varnish (or fixative), being careful to spray outdoors during warmer months or in a well ventilated and heated area during colder times of the year. We recommend the Krylon® UV Archival varnishes. These spray varnishes offer advanced non-yellowing protection against fading, dirt, moisture and discoloration. The Krylon® UV Archival varnishes contain superior levels of UV light absorbers and are removable for conservation purposes. For additional protection against scratches during transport and also ultraviolet light, follow the application of Krylon® spray varnish with Golden® MSA UVLS or Golden® Polymer UVLS varnish. About 4 coats brushed-on, provides a very durable archival finish and is also removable for conservation purposes.
Aquabord™, as well as Pastelbord™, Scratchbord™ and the Artist Panel canvas texture are on sale now at local retailers.
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