|Landscape Series by John Mercado, 6″ x 6″|
1. Mixed Media– Mixed media does extremely well on Hardbord; like the collage work of John Mercado, a Texas artist who recently exhibited with GenerousArt.org and is exhibiting later this month in Galveston, TX. He seals the board first with Gamblin PVA size before applying pages from recycled books and painting and drawing.
|work by Scott Gellatly|
3. Oil— With a little preparation, Hardbord is easy to seal and prime to accept oil paints, like the work of artist and technical director at Gamblin, Scott Gellatly. Or Hardbord takes well to the pressure of oil sticks, like some of the work of Aida Schneider.
4. Mounting paper or canvas— Hardbord works well as a panel to mount paper, fabric or canvas with art already created or before painting. It can be sealed and primed if needed, or just sealed before attaching work.
5. Encaustic– Hardbord is not quite absorbent enough to hold encaustic on its own; for solid adhesion, we recommend a sealer and then a coating of R+F Encaustic Ground.
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