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catjoe
07-14-2001, 04:04 PM
Has anyone tried clayboard for watercolors. I just purchased a piece today and while not too expensive, I would like some tips on using it if anyone has any to pass on. Thanks!:)

Rod
07-14-2001, 05:24 PM
Hi,
Havn't used clayboard myself but there are some posts on the subject, these may help,
Rod
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1433&highlight=clay
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1515&highlight=clayboardboard
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1526&highlight=clayboard
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1416&highlight=clayboard

Rosebud
07-14-2001, 07:55 PM
I have tried the clayboard textured. (Only the textured is recommended for watercolor).

It is fun and a lot different from paper. The surface is very rough and kinda "bumpy". It would work well for subjects requiring a lot of texture....not smooth.

I have done a few florals on it and liked the outcome.
It's VERY forgiving. You can load LOTs of water on it. The color seems to "settle" more on top rather than being absorbed. This results in a more "grainy" look. And it stays wet longer than paper which enables you to drop,or charge, more color.

Try a couple.

GOOD LUCK !

Rosebud

Leaflin
07-14-2001, 09:18 PM
I haven't tried it either but bought some last week.