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Daniel Smith Artist Watercolour Ground 118ml - 4 fl oz

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What a joy - a really decent quality ground - primer - base coat - correction fluid for watercolour artists. Adheres to almost any surface creating a toothed paper like surface suitable for watercolour.

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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.

Turn nearly every surface, wood, metal, ceramic, plastic, glass, board and more, into one ready for painting with watercolours!

Rescue a watercolour painting, Titanium White Watercolour Ground acts like a “white out” for artists allowing you to cover up with the Ground and start over in an area with fresh white.

Transparent Watercolour Ground allows the surface of your substrate, for example wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolours.

It’s easy to use—just brush it on—and incredibly versatile. Here are a few tips for getting the best results.

  • 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. It also works beautifully with DANIEL SMITH Masking Fluid.
  • Finishing
    As with all watercolours, your work on DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Ground will need to be fixed if it will not be framed behind glass. 

DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Ground creates a soft, absorbent watercolour surface with a slightly cottony texture that’s similar to cold press paper. With this breakthrough archival-quality ground, artists can create new work on any surface, rescue flawed paintings, lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface, and frame without glass. There’s really no end to what can be done!

The beauty of watercolour is transparency and transparency is what gives watercolour paintings their distinctive clarity, luminosity and realism. Now, with DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Ground, artists can get this unique visual quality on any surface they choose:
– Wood & Plaster
– Canvas & Masonite
– All types of paper
– Fabric
– Glass & Plexiglass
– Metal
– Plastic
– Stone & Masonry

DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Grounds:
– Archival and acid free.
– Creates a soft, absorbent surface similar to cold press watercolour paper.
– Excellent surface for all watercolours.
– The Watercolour Ground surface holds up to vigorous scrubbing without any damage.
– Heavily pigmented with a thick, brushable consistency.
– Easy Application.
– Repair and rescue paintings.
– Transparent watercolours can now be shown on any surface.
– Frame without Glass. We suggest spraying with a high quality, Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS to protect your painting.
– Fantastic for multi-media work—combine with decorative paper, acrylics, pen and ink and collage.
– Nothing else like it on the market.

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