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Old 12-29-2017, 11:01 AM
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Watercolor on Claybord

What have your experiences been using watercolor on Claybord?

I realize Aquabord would make more sense, but I have several pieces of Claybord on hand, and I'd like to use them if possible.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:53 AM
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Re: Watercolor on Claybord

Having used both Clay- and Aquabords, I did not enjoy working on them at all. Back to paper for me.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:51 PM
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Re: Watercolor on Claybord

I haven't used claybord, but I don't think the absorbency would be at all appropriate for watercolor. You might try gouache, but gouache works on just about anything it will stick to.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:53 PM
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Re: Watercolor on Claybord

I think it would handle differently and the best way to find out would be to experiment on a small one. It might work more like Yupo if it's not very absorbent. Which some artists love and turn to good effect, but I bought a pad of it and hated it - but may be able to use it with dry media since the surface is textured enough it might hold colored pencils.

If it doesn't work you can always prime over it with a watercolor ground like Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground.

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