Daniel Smith makes watercolor grounds – basically a type of gesso that turn almost any surface into a watercolor surface! In the video below I show you how I added texture to mine since I like cold press and rough papers…you can give it less texture too, customizing it any way you want.
Doesn’t it look beautiful on the gold too?
The inside of the card carries the sentiment on these cards…
I covered a chipboard box – it had a pattern on it so I covered it in inexpensive gesso first, til I had a basic white surface to add the pearlized ground to. Then painted poppies!
I wanted to see how this worked on tin – it was great!
And this candle came out beautifully. Be careful with this, because the grounds could possibly exude a smell you might not like…
And I also had some of the black ground, so used that on a teensy tiny clay pot, using some of the iridescent colors.
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