Lainey Jeansonne, artist and BINDERS framer shares her experience with the new Evolon Surface....I was really excited to try the new Evolon surface; I love water colors and watercolor paper but am exceptionally lazy at stretching it properly. Evolon maintains its shape even as it dries, so no surface warping.After my first few strokes on the thinner 58gsm sheet I quickly discovered that Evolon requires a completely different approach than I was used to taking with regular watercolor paper. The benefit and the struggle I faced with this material was that its very absorbent nature required me to change my method of painting.I'm used to having some time to play with water on dry paper before the surface tension of the water becomes slowly absorbed into the paper’s fibers. This kind of manipulation of the water on the surface is not possible with Evolon, because it absorbs all the fluid as soon as it hits the surface.However, it is possible to push already absorbed pigment from one area to another by dropping clear water next to it.I love the way color is absorbed and spread through the fibers making very soft transitions, it reminds me of rice paper in this way. I also really love the more cloth like texture of Evolon, it’s a durable material that is very easy to stretch like a canvas.After a few test runs I was able to do a quick composition on the thicker 168gsm sheet.I found that I much preferred the thicker sheet; it seemed that colors showed up brighter while some of the lighter colors I used disappeared on the 58gsm sheet. I think it will make and excellent addition to my studio supplies, not as a replacement for watercolor paper but as an additional material to experiment with.I also see it being wonderful for travel and urban sketching since it bends with out keeping permanent curls or creases. It’s an ideal surface to pack on the go and the dry time is also very quick as well.- LaineySee more of Lainey's art on her website.
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Introducing Holbein's Re-Engineered Heavy Body Artist Acrylic
Holbein's re-engineered Heavy Body Artist Acrylic is available at BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames (please check with your local store for availability). These high quality acrylics deliver more color vigor and higher light-fast ratings at a great price and have been specifically designed to add more luster and brilliance to your paintings!
Superior, smooth and vivid in every way Holbein's Heavy Body Acrylic is available in 113 colors, all designed utilizing the best traditional organic pigments and the latest and most up to date inorganic pigments. Whether painting small or large, opaque or transparent, Holbein's Heavy Body Artist Acrylics are certain to meet and surpass the demands of the modern artist.