Yes, it's a different feel and look. My expectations were open
to discovery. It did not (and probably can not) have the same
luminosity and transparency as paper. The edges of paint after
application are firm, somewhere between hot press and cold press
papers. I chose a more "painterly" technique, using those hard
edges, and thought it an OK surface for some things. It can't
replace watercolor paper, but it can provide a unique substrate.
I agree, gouache would probably work well. (hmmm.. time for an
Linda M. Feltner
of Natural Science Illustrators, President
On 7/17/17 6:53 AM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
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I tried Aquabord at one point and didn't like the
look of watercolors on it because it loses transparency but I
remember thinking it would be nice for gouache.