Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground

£12.00

Let your imagination soar!

For too long, the beautiful medium of watercolour has been confined to a paper-behind-glass niche. Now, with this exciting new ground, anything you’ve dreamed of painting with watercolour can become a reality. It’s easy to use—just brush it on—and incredibly versatile. Here are a few tips for getting the best results.

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  • Preparation
    Absorbent or semi-absorbent surfaces require no special prep before brushing on DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Ground. These include paper, canvas and other fabrics, wood, plaster, shells and hardboard. Non-absorbent surfaces such as metal, plastic or glass should be lightly abraded with sandpaper or steel wool before brushing on the Watercolour Ground.
  • Application
    We recommend using Watercolour Ground straight from the container. It has a thick, brushable consistency. Use a soft-haired synthetic brush for a smooth finish or a hog bristle brush for a more textured finish. Since the ground is pigmented with Titanium White pigment, one coat will cover most surfaces; very absorbent surfaces such as unfinished soft wood may require two coats, allowing the first coat to cure before adding the second. Wash brushes immediately after use.
  • Curing
    Let Watercolour Ground dry and cure for at least 24 hours. This allows it to attain the right degree of absorption.
  • Painting
    DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Ground works beautifully with watercolours and thinned acrylics. Because it creates a surface more absorbent than paper, you will want to use less water with your paint. Experiment and see what works best for you.

Please note: Although this ground allows you to paint with watercolour on any surface, the results will differ from the effects achieved when using paper. We feel that this product is NOT a substitute for watercolour paper.

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Colour

Titanium White, Transparent, Buff Titanium

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