What kind of painting/mixed media support am I looking for?
May 31, 2014 11:05 PM Subscribe
I want to combine the perfect smoothness of parchment with the thickness of 140lb watercolor paper, so that I can use watercolors as well as undiluted acrylic paint in the same piece without the support becoming warped.
posted by macinchik to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
To date I have tried:
--wooden panels -- very smooth, but a pain to seal and size, and no possibilities for watercolor unless I use a ground
--cotton canvas board -- I dislike the bumpy texture
--watercolor paper -- great for watercolors, but too rough for the kind of highly detailed acrylic application I want to do
--tracing paper (25lb) -- works beautifully for the acrylics but water makes it pucker immediately
Here's an example of the sort of thing
I'd like to combine.