|Sunset by April M Rimpo
Fluid Acrylic on Aquabord™
6" X 6" image in 6.5" X 6.5" Golden Frame
Working on Aquabord™ requires a few different techniques compared to working on canvas or watercolor paper. One of the primary differences is the tendency of Aquabord™ to bubble when first applying paint. By applying water to the Aquabord™ before you apply paint and letting it sit for about 4 minutes, most, but not all, of the bubbles dissipate. By letting the first layer dry and then adding additional layers of acrylic you can cover the bubbles, if you don't want that texture in your painting. I've found it can be a bit easier when using fluid acrylic, as compared to watercolor.
When using watercolor you have to be very careful NOT to lift earlier layers of paint when applying another layer. This doesn't happen with fluid acrylic, because once dry, acrylic paint doesn't move or lift. You could scratch off the acrylic, but it would cause some damage to the surface and probably look like a flaw. If you need to recover some white when using fluid acrylic on Aquabord™, use white paint.
Do you have experience working with Aquabord™ and have any tips on things you found work well with this painting platform?
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