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Old Sunday 10th March 2013, 11:13   #1
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Acrylic surfaces?

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Have recently taken up acrylics and am looking forward to posting my work on here. Would like to ask a question to other acrylic artists here - have been using Galeria pads but been disapointed by the detail I can get - the papers have a 'weave' on them which is difficult to get fine feather detail with, |I know i could use gesso primed hardboard on the smooth side but am asking, any pads/papers available with smooth surfaces ?

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Old Sunday 10th March 2013, 12:54   #2
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Not that Im an expirienced Artist, But my pad of choice at the moment, is WH Smith own brand, A3 size, 300gsm paper.... Works for me
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Old Sunday 10th March 2013, 16:08   #3
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I've painted on gesso-ed masonite which, when sanded is really smooth. There are commercially prepared surfaces like gessobord that are similar.
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Old Sunday 10th March 2013, 16:23   #4
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I use Ampersand claybords that are very smooth.
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I use mount-board, with two coats of gesso..i don't sand the second holds the finest of detail....mark.
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Watercolour board or I use Arches hot-press 140 paper which, when stretched (ie, soaked in water and taped out onto a board) gives a nice smooth surface
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