Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground. In the past watercolor has been confined to paper. Now, with this exciting new ground, You can paint on almost any surface or object with watercolor. It’s very easy to use. Just brush it on.
Absorbent or semi-absorbent surfaces require no special
prep before brushing on DANIEL SMITH Watercolor 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 Watercolor
We recommend using Watercolor 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.
Let Watercolor Ground dry and cure for at least 24
hours. This allows it to attain the right degree of absorption.
DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground works beautifully with
watercolors 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.
As with all watercolors, your work on DANIEL SMITH
Watercolor Ground will need to be fixed if it will not be framed behind
glass. GOLDEN Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS is an excellent
spray varnish that will protect your work on any surface. Use it at room
temperature in a well-ventilated area.