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CarolHorvath

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on: October 16, 2014, 01:14:41 PM
I had discussed this product in another thread but cannot find the thread hence this thread! 
A couple weeks ago, I bought a watercolor ground to utilize some old used canvases. I love it. It turns anything into a surface that will accept watercolors. What's more it gives you a "brush stroke" look to a watercolor if desired. I have also used it with acrylic paint and it helps the acrylic stay on the canvas instead of lifting before it dries. I've had that problem with a new brand of blendable acrylics.
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Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 01:50:26 PM
Carol, can you give us the brand name for this? I have some canvas board I'd love to be able to use for watercolor .  :thankyou:
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Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 02:01:23 PM
Awesome Carol!
Sue Danielle Smith makes one.
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CarolHorvath

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Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
I bought mine from Smith, but I also just got one from Jerry's Artarama but haven't tried that one. It is for a friend, we can test that one together.
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Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 06:50:36 PM
Thanks for the info, ladies. I see that Cheap Joe's also sells this Daniel Smith ground. Interesting to me was finding out that it is available in a beige color, black, and even transparent for painting on surfaces such as wood.
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Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 09:58:43 PM
I have just finished a painting using this Daniel Smith watercolor ground (white) on stretched canvas. See my post "Through the Window" in the Encourager section for my comments.
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Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 09:22:41 PM
When I used this some months ago, I didn't really know what I was doing. Mainly, I didn't know that it had to fully set up on the surface for 24 hours before you could paint over it. I see that Daniel Smith has detailed instructions about how to use it here:  http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-G-284-055p?utm_source=Body&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Web&utm_campaign=100615Rescue
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Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 09:48:28 PM
Thanks for that Susan.  O0