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« on: May 25, 2010 11:45:48 PM »

I've never used bristol board before so before I buy it I need to know, will bristol board hold up to water color? I need something smoother than canvas that can take pencil, erasures, marker pens, and watercolor, and possibly watercolor pencil wet and dry. This also needs to be sturdy enough to punch or drill holes in.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010 03:26:41 PM »

Directly qouted from Dreamscapes ( watercolor painting instruction book) by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

"...Bristol board...does not take water very well and will easily warp...however is better suited for pencil or ink drawings with very little color."

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010 06:58:23 PM »

DO EET!!!  I've done some watercolor and I know a few artist who use Bristol to do water color on, just make sure you stretch it on a board like if you were with normal water color paper. Shocked  Go nuts with the paper hot press or cold press you will love it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 11:01:29 AM »

I needed it to be on a touch board material for a specific project so after some research I found watercolor board.

But I've found some interesting art work done on bristol with watercolor. Next time money permits I would like to buy some and have fun experimenting.

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 04:39:23 PM »

It depends what look you are going for.

If you want something totally experimental and not what you'd expect, then go for it!
If you want something specific you will just get frustrated. In my experience you get what you pay for. I had to learn this the hard way. Oh well, lesson learned!

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