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WindDncr
08-04-2000, 09:24 AM
I'm curious. Does Clayboard, due to it's texture, ruin your brushes?

Thx,

WindDancer

Phyllis Rennie
08-04-2000, 07:26 PM
Don't know yet--planning to try claybord textured in the near future.

I read a couple of articles on using it and as I understand it, you're supposed to put puddles of color on and let them sink into the surface without too much brushing. Then if you want to lift color, use a bristle brush with some stiffness.

But......will have to see. Phyl

oleCC
08-05-2000, 07:47 AM
good question !?! I too am waiting for my chance to try clayboard..so would like to see the answer to this one... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Phyllis Rennie
08-11-2000, 08:31 PM
I took the liberty of sending an email to Karen Vernon who wrote the two articles that I have read about Claybord Textured. Her response was that the texture is no more abusive than cold press paper and probably less abrasive than rough. She said she applies the paint with the side of a good quality sable and does her scrubbing and lifting with the tip of a nylon bristle brush. The nylon bristles are sold as fabric painting brushes for painting tee shirts.

Her paintings are lovely so I think she knows what she's talking about. Now I just have to order my Claybord and try it. It's on my list.........

WindDncr
08-12-2000, 01:08 AM
I hope we do get an answer from the Clayboard expert. I love my brushes...I have them just the way I like them and I just can't take the chance ruining the points right now http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

WindDancer

oleCC
08-12-2000, 09:04 AM
Phyllis...that sounds reasonable to me ! Think I will get into this soon, am anxious to try it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

Phyllis Rennie
08-12-2000, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by WindDncr:
I hope we do get an answer from the Clayboard expert. I love my brushes...I have them just the way I like them and I just can't take the chance ruining the points right now http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

WindDancer

My post basically was a paraphrase of her answer. Phyl

oleCC
08-16-2000, 09:53 PM
Hey Y'all... one of my students bought me a piece of clayboard - she didn't realize I was looking into "textured". This is smooth as glass, and I can almost guess the problems that could cause. Anyone ever hear of painting watercolor on the very smooth kind?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol
PS: Here it is a day later...and I just had to try painting on this glassy smooth claybord. It is DIFFICULT !!

[This message has been edited by oleCC (edited August 17, 2000).]