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Old 02-11-2008, 03:42 PM
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does anyone have any advice on using clayboards. i painted couple of small pieces on a clayboard and liked it. I sprayed it with varnish and it looks kind of nice. i wonder if anyone works on larger boards and how do you like it? It seems to dry much faster than paper so i wonder if it is possible to paint anything decent on a large board? thanks
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:57 PM
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Re: clayboard?

how funny- I was just going to post about this because I picked up a piece of the rough textured clayboard- the sort made for watercolors at a close-out recently and LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT....

you can draw straight on it, and it erases like a DREAM..... my art is more 'graphic' style... I have not tried to do a lot of lifting, but to me painting on this surface is simply INCREDIBLE.... I am in LOVE with this stuff.... in fact I zoomed back to the store today that was closing out their art supplies and it was almost all GONE... I could have cried....

this is the sort I tried- not the smooth.. another GREAT thing is you don't have to mount it with GLASS... varnish it and mount it like an oil painting... cool cool cool

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Old 02-11-2008, 04:44 PM
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Re: clayboard?

Wish I could give you a more definitive answer, but just doing a search on Clayboard didn't come up with a lot!!! And I know little has really been written up in terms of the Handbook.

Uh oh need other member exerience here! I've only used it a bit with watercolor crayons, but like you only in a small size. Here is one link to something recently posted here in the watercolor forum

on clayboard

good luck!

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Old 02-11-2008, 06:33 PM
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Re: clayboard?

I absolutely love Clayboard Textured for watercolors. They are now calling it 'Aquaboard' I believe. It's the best thing I've used but I love the way that the paint goes on and stays on and also lifts the best. Just drown it with paint and then have fun.

It can also take a more traditional light glazing type of painting also. It does dry a lot faster at first. Once it gets wet then it will tend to stay wet. Keep an atomizer handy.

I think that the colors on it are prettier and brighter looking...especially when sprayed. There are many artists who are in love with this support and I am one of them.

Good luck with it.
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