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Phyllis Rennie
07-24-2000, 08:31 PM
Textured Claybord. Has anyone used it?

07-24-2000, 09:23 PM
I haven't used it yet, but am anxious to try it too. There was someone in the critique forum recently that uses it, but cannot recall the name !?! Anyone here that can give us more info? I read a little about it in the catalogs....not enuf info though. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

07-24-2000, 10:09 PM
I have a couple of pieces, but I haven't had time to try it. I can't wait to hear from someone that has tried it too.


Phyllis Rennie
07-25-2000, 07:49 PM
One of the catalogs (forget which) had a short feature article about it. I probably still have it--will look later this evening. Supposedly, you can scrub down to pure white even from dark colors without damaging the surface. Also there is a finish spray that eliminates the need for glass in the framing. I plan to try it at least once--just wondered if anyone had any experience with it. Phyl

07-26-2000, 05:46 AM
what is exactely Textured Claybord ?
i never heard about it!
thanks and ciao, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif rapolina

07-26-2000, 06:07 AM
Rapolina.. according to the cheapjoe catalog I am looking at..it is museum quality panels with the absorbency and texture of cold pressed paper without its limitations. (the textured kind that is) - you can lift color and create detail with ease. Finish with a spray called Clayboard Fixative, and frame without glass.It also comes in smooth finish which I assume would be like hot press paper.
Thats all the catalog says... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

[This message has been edited by oleCC (edited July 26, 2000).]

07-26-2000, 01:39 PM
I got one and haven't tried it yet, either. But you can go to ampersandart.com (Ampersand is the maker of Claybord), click on "News," then "In the Spotlight," then "Try an Exercise," which takes you to an article by a watercolor artist (Karen Vernon) who paints on Textured Claybord.

07-26-2000, 03:04 PM
Thanks for that info Victoria ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Phyllis Rennie
07-26-2000, 08:20 PM
I couldn't get that site. But that is the same artist featured in the flyer in the Dick Blick catalog. I reread it this morning and she likes claybord because it doesn't absorb the colors. She says they remain more vibrant because of this. Also she says that you can lift back to the colors below and even all the way to pure white so there is no need for masking and you can paint in a very controlled fashion.