Museum Series Aquabord is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolours like a fine paper. Colours retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolour papers can't match. When compared with watercolour paper, this multimedia panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold-pressed but allows colour to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant colour possible. This workable surface provides natural-looking highlights, fluid glazes, transparent subtle layers, and the ability to lift colour while the surface is wet or even after it is dry. Uniquely absorbent Aquabord is perfect for watercolours and gouache but is also ideal for casein and acrylics. Will not tear, shrink or buckle even under heavy water application
For best results, it’s a good idea to first “flush out” the surface of the panel with water using a large flat watercolour brush to release the trapped air. Once the surface is slightly damp, it is ready to use. Rewetting may be needed as you work. Note that heavy water applications may release more air. Use a blow dryer to dry and also to dissipate air if needed. Enjoy this unique paper-like finish and create brilliant watercolours!