A Test

Clear watercolor ground test, dried 24 hours. This was not a thick application, but it needs to be thinner, to avoid opaque sections. Not tragic!  This is why testing is good. #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #watercolorground

Close up. Clear watercolor ground test, dried 24 hours. This was not a thick application, but it needs to be thinner, to avoid opaque sections. Not tragic!  This is why testing is good. #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #watercolorground

I pasted a piece of textured kraft paper into my journal with acrylic medium. I covered that with a thin coat of Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground. After drying 24 hours, as recommended, there were still opaque streaks. So next time, I’ll know that thin is not thin enough. Must apply even thinner!

Schmincke and M. Graham gouache on textured kraft paper treated with Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #gouache #watercolorground

I’m really happy with the way the finished product handles, despite the streaks. I think it will be a nice addition for collaging elements into journals that you later want to use wet media on. The ground also comes in opaque white, if you don’t want the underlying surface to show.

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