Matisse Watercolour Ground 250ml


Absorbent Primer


Matisse Watercolour Ground 250ml

Watercolour paints have been around since the 1500s, but only recently has their usage expanded. Nowadays, you can find them in any art store, and they are easy to use. Traditionally used on watercolour paper, but with the newly released Matisse Watercolour Ground 250ml, they now can be applied to any surface, including canvas, wood board, mixed media paper, and more! Matisse Watercolour Ground also known as Matisse Absorbent Primer, makes it possible to create beautiful watercolour paintings on virtually any surface that you choose!

What is a Watercolour Ground?

Watercolour paints are  generally  used on traditional watercolour paper with different textures.  They absorb into the watercolour paper.  Matisse Watercolour Ground allows you to  create that same  absorbency  & feel of paper on pretty well any substrate that a normal acrylic would adhere to.
So you can use watercolour techniques like washes, lifting off, and layering on unique substrates.

Tips for using Watercolour Ground on different surfaces:

Before applying a watercolour ground, it is essential to ensure that the surface you are working on is clean and dry. When working on a surface with rough areas, use fine sand paper to sand these areas first.You can choose between using a soft hair brush for a smooth finish or using a foam roller for an even texture. Or, if you want an even more textured look, then use hog hair (a coarse natural fibre) as it will leave behind some tiny brush marks which provide this textured effect while also creating unique patterns.

Apply Watercolour Ground to canvas:

Matisse Watercolour Ground is a new, innovative way to work with watercolour paint on canvas. The ground will absorb the colour right in! This eliminates all of the difficulties that were typically involved with traditional gessos and lets you create exciting new art pieces!

You’ll need a canvas to paint on; you can apply one coat of gesso first and after the gesso has dried, use two thin coats of Matisse Watercolour Ground to create an absorbent surface. Make sure you leave 24 hours in between each layer.

Use Watercolour paints on ANY Surface with Matisse Watercolour Ground \ Matisse Absorbent Primer

Key Feature’s

  • Absorbent watercolour ground
  • Works on multiple surfaces
  • Archival
  • Acid-free
  • Formulated to be an excellent surface for watercolour
  • Thinner viscosity ( than standard grounds ) for easy application of smooth surface
  • Use on glass, metal, fabric, plastic, plaster, perspex, ceramic, wood.

Perfect For:

  • Watercolour techniques
  • Mixed media applications
  • watercolour on canvas
  • repairing and altering watercolour works
  • Frame without glass
  • Unusual substrates

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