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Artwork by Karen Vernon  


 
Aquabord is a clay coated hardboard panel that gives watercolorists unprecedented freedom and control. Comparable to watercolor paper, this multimedia panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed but allows color to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant color possible. This reworkable surface provides natural looking highlights, fluid glazes, transparent subtle layers, and the ability to lift color while the surface is wet or even after it is dry.

Seal finished watercolors or gouache with several light coats of spray varnish (or fixative), being careful to spray outdoors during warmer months or in a well ventilated and heated area during colder times of the year. We recommend the Krylon® UV Archival varnishes. These spray varnishes offer advanced non-yellowing protection against fading, dirt, moisture and discoloration. The Krylon® UV Archival varnishes contain superior levels of UV light absorbers and are removable for conservation purposes. For additional protection against scratches during transport and also ultraviolet light, follow the application of Krylon® spray varnish with Golden® MSA UVLS or Golden® Polymer UVLS varnish. About 4 coats brushed-on, provides a very durable archival finish and is also removable for conservation purposes.


Now available with the 2" Deep Cradle!
Artwork by Karen Vernon "Moon Goddess" Watercolor on Claybord Textured 22x30
     
Aquabord with 2" Deep Cradle
Aquabord is available with our innovative and elegant cradles that provide extra support and presentation all in one. The New DEEP Cradle panels come with 2" birch plywood strips that are attached flush with the back edge of each panel. The plywood sides can be stained, painted, gessoed, waxed or left unfinished to customize and enhance your work. Both cradle versions can either be used to paint on directly or as supports on which to mount watercolor papers, photographs, fabrics and prints. The cradled panels will save you valuable painting time, as well as framing and carpentry costs!

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