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Golden Absorbent Ground

Manufacturer: Golden Artist Colours

The Golden Absorbent ground is a preparation surface medium that dries to a high absorbency, porous, paper-like surface. Applied over gessoed canvas, it allows for raw canvas-like staining techniques and watermedia applications with acrylic or watercolor paint. Lightfast, permanent, and flexible. Golden Absorbent Ground is an acrylic liquid surfacing medium that can be used to create a porous, paper-like surface on many different substrates. It also allows watercolors to be used on canvas. It is uniquely formulated for unsurpassed absorbent action when dry.

  • Applied over gessoed canvas
  • Lightfast, permanent, and flexible
  • Allows watercolours to be used on canvas
  • Unsurpassed absorbent action when dry
  • Create a porous, paper-like surface on many different substrates

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Golden Absorbent Ground
A really handy ground for staining and glazing using inks and diluted oils or acrylics. Best applied thinly and a few coats (I use four). Let each coat dry well, overnight is best, before applying the next coat. Holds colour well with no sinking or dry spots. Use it on paper or canvas.
From: Guest | Date: 20/10/2018 8:15 PM
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Golden Absorbent Ground - chalky feeling
If you're used to using gesso or white paint as a ground, this stuff is different. The chalkiness is repelling me from exploring the coated surface with my hands.  I'm coating amate paper accordian books and they are to be handled; this has an odd feeling to the touch- moist, chalky- not an inviting hand.   Perhaps there's a way to burnish the paper with my natural hand oils after I illustrate them.  I've never had a sensory issue like this, but there it is.
Otherwise, I'd agree with another reviewer:  about letting coats dry a good long time before applying the next coat, and also about applying multiple, thin coats.  Definitely follow the label directions.
From: Guest | Date: 7/06/2020 1:13 PM
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