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Reply #15 on: January 15, 2015, 06:10:01 AM
 :thankyou: For sharring your experience with a new product.   I like the background colours as well as the flower.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #16 on: January 15, 2015, 07:19:13 AM
Susan, thanks for your review. 
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Reply #17 on: January 16, 2015, 09:04:36 AM
Interesting textures in the background, I like the depths it has created. Nicely done. I dare say it would take a bit of experimentation to get a feel for it as with any other new medium or  support. I may yet be tempted at some know how I just can't resist new 'stuff'!  >:D    :2funny:
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Reply #18 on: January 16, 2015, 12:51:02 PM
Interesting topic, especially as I was looking at different types of watercolour papers. So many options it's bewildering! I ordered Daler Rowney Bristol Board (It's paper not board by the way) and, Frisk 280 gms Bristol Board (Paper not board. Not sure why they're called 'board') I wanted the best for coloured pencils (Polychromos and, Derwent Inktense) that allows for vibrant colours. Anyway, after reading more and more on the variety, I came to realise that a pad I already owned, a Arches 140 Ib block, was the best you can get! I'm just experimenting with these papers to see which is my favourite though. 
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Reply #19 on: January 16, 2015, 11:17:24 PM
Lovely painting! I was also curious about the boards.. When I get a bit better I will also probably try them for myself so I really appreciate the detailed tips!


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