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You can use watercolors on any surface with DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground! Simply brush on the Watercolor Ground and within 24 hours the surface will be transformed into an exciting absorbent ground for watercolor! If you make a mistake, rescue your painting with Titanium White Watercolor Ground the “white out” for watercolor artists. You can create surface texture with your watercolor Ground or use Transparent Watercolor Ground which allows the surface of your substrate, for example, wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolors. DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground creates a soft, absorbent watercolor surface with a slightly cottony texture that’s similar to cold press paper. With this breakthrough archival-quality ground, artists can create new work on any surface, rescue flawed paintings, lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface, and frame without glass. There’s really no end to what can be done!

Key Features:
  • Absorbent watercolor ground
  • Works on multiple surfaces
Perfect For:
  • Watercolor Artists
  • Mixed media applications
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DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds

Paint with watercolors on any surface!

You can use watercolors on any surface with Daniel Smith's Watercolor Ground! After applying the Ground you can paint with watercolors on wood, plaster, metal, plastic, glass, and fabric! Simply brush the Watercolor Ground on and within 24 hours the surface will be transformed into an exciting absorbent ground for watercolor! If you make a mistake, rescue your painting with Titanium White Watercolor Ground the “white out” for artists that allows you to cover up and start over with a fresh white surface. You can use one of the colored Grounds to create surface texture or use the Transparent Watercolor Ground which allows the surface of your substrate, for example, wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolors. DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground creates a soft, absorbent watercolor surface with a slightly cottony texture that’s similar to cold press paper. With this breakthrough archival-quality ground, artists can create new work on any surface, rescue flawed paintings, lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface, and frame without glass. There’s really no end to what can be done!

Key Features:
  • Absorbent watercolor ground
  • Works on multiple surfaces
  • Archival and acid-free.
  • Holds up to vigorous scrubbing 
Perfect For:
  • Watercolor Artists
  • Mixed media applications
  •  Framing without Glass
 
The beauty of watercolor is transparency and transparency is what gives watercolor paintings their distinctive clarity, luminosity, and realism. Now, with DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground, artists can get this unique visual quality on any surface they choose:
  • Wood & Plaster
  • Canvas & Masonite
  • All types of paper
  • Fabric
  • Glass & Plexiglass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Stone & Masonry

Preparation
Absorbent or semi-absorbent surfaces require no special prep before brushing on DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground. These include paper, canvas and other fabrics, wood, plaster, shells, and hardboard. Non-absorbent surfaces such as metal, plastic or glass should be lightly abraded with sandpaper or steel wool before brushing on the Watercolor Ground.

Application
We recommend using Watercolor Ground straight from the container. It has a thick, brushable consistency. Use a soft-haired synthetic brush, foam brush or foam roller for a smoother finish, or a hog bristle brush for a more textured finish. The ground is highly pigmented so one coat will cover most surfaces; very absorbent surfaces such as unfinished softwood may require two coats, allowing the first coat to cure before adding the second. Wash brushes immediately after use.
TIP – when using the Watercolor Ground to Rescue a Painting, thin some Watercolor Ground in a small dish with up to 10% of water and use a soft brush like a hake brush to blend the edges.

Curing
Let Watercolor Ground dry and cure for at least 24 hours. This allows it to attain the right degree of absorption.

Painting
DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground works beautifully with watercolors and thinned acrylics. Because it creates a surface more absorbent than paper, you will want to use less water with your paint. Experiment and see what works best for you. It also works beautifully with DANIEL SMITH Masking Fluid.

Finishing
As with all watercolors, your work on DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground will need to be fixed if it will not be framed behind glass. We suggest spraying with a high quality, Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS to protect your painting.

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds give artists more freedom to paint with their watercolors; on any surface, rescue a watercolor painting and add more creative opportunities for painting with watercolors!

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Does it take well to Gouache and Casine? and dare i say...acrylic?

Asked by: Rick27
The ground has been designed for watercolors and can work with opaque watercolor gouache. The Daniel Smith Watercolor ground is fantastic for multi-media work—combine with decorative paper, acrylics, pen and ink, and collage. The Watercolor Ground works beautifully with watercolors and thinned acrylics. Because the ground creates a surface more absorbent than paper, you will want to use less water with your paint. Experiment and see what works best for you. It also works beautifully with DANIEL SMITH Masking Fluid. http://danielsmith.com/watercolor-ground/
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-11-08

Is watercolor ground the same as gesso? What do you mean that you can frame it without glass?

Asked by: artist 3
Thank you for contacting us. The watercolor ground is not the same as gesso because it does not have the same dried texture but it is a primer. The phrase "Framing without Glass" simply means that you can use this watercolor ground on unconventional surfaces that cannot be framed behind glass. We do apologize for any confusion this might have caused you. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-10-08

Is this a powder product and does it have ink pigment in it?

Asked by: Vickey
The Watercolor Ground is not a powder product, It is a liquid ground that will dry on your substrate. You can view a video on Daniel Smith's Watercolor Ground here https://youtu.be/Sy7_DH5wUuo I would suggest that you contact the manufacturer directly if you would like to know that exact pigment makeup of the ground. http://danielsmith.com/watercolor-ground/ Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
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Date published: 2018-10-08
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Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Transparent 4oz
Name:Watercolor Ground
Size: 4 Oz
Color:Transparent
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Transparent 4oz

    Transparent Watercolor Ground allows the surface of your substrate, for example, wood grain or decorative paper, to show through when you paint over with watercolors.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Mars Black 4oz
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Size: 4 Oz
Color:Mars Black
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Mars Black 4oz

    It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned or black ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. Mars Black makes our Luminescent Watercolors pop and also provides an exciting, unexpected background for all your standard watercolor paints. Soft pastels, graphite and watercolor pencils show up beautifully on both the buff and black.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Buff Titanium 4oz
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Buff Titanium 4oz

    It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. Buff Titanium helps our Luminescent Watercolors pop and also provides an exciting, unexpected background for all your standard watercolor paints. Soft pastels, graphite and watercolor pencils show up beautifully on both the buff watercolor ground.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Titanium White 4oz
Name:Watercolor Ground
Size: 4 Oz
Color:Titanium White
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Titanium White 4oz

    It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. Soft pastels, graphite and watercolor pencils show up beautifully on both the Titanium White watercolor ground.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Mars Black 16oz
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Size: 16 Oz
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    It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned or black ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. Mars Black makes our Luminescent Watercolors pop and also provides an exciting, unexpected background for all your standard watercolor paints. Soft pastels, graphite and watercolor pencils show up beautifully on both the buff and black.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Buff Titanium 16oz
Name:Watercolor Ground
Size: 16 Oz
Color:Buff Titanium
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Buff Titanium 16oz

    It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. Buff Titanium makes our Luminescent Watercolors pop and also provides an exciting, unexpected background for all your standard watercolor paints. Soft pastels, graphite and watercolor pencils show up beautifully on both the buff ground.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Titanium White 16oz
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Titanium White 16oz

    This is a Titanium White similar to the bright wight watercolor paper that you might be experienced with. It used to be that watercolor painters had few options beyond white paper or a few colored boards. Now you can turn almost any surface into a toned ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Iridescent Gold 4Oz
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Size: 4 Oz
Color:Iridescent Gold
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Iridescent Gold 4Oz

    DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Watercolor Ground allows you to paint watercolors on any surface and gives you a beautiful, iridescent gold surface to paint on! The ground makes a luminous gold paintable area when applied to a white surface, and because it is semi-transparent, it allows the color and/or pattern of the surface it is applied onto to show slightly through the iridescent gold sheen. For deepest gold, apply 2 to 3 thin coats of the Iridescent Gold Watercolor Ground. Your transparent and semi-transparent watercolors will add a glaze of color when painted over the Iridescent Gold Ground modifying their color. You can paint over an entire surface with the ground or only in areas that you wish to add iridescent gold effects, perhaps using the other DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds in the other areas if you are not applying it to watercolor paper.

    Think of all the Creative Possibilities with this new Iridescent Gold Watercolor Ground from DANIEL SMITH!

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Pearlescent White 4Oz
Name:Watercolor Ground
Size: 4 Oz
Color:Pearlescent White
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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground Pearlescent White 4Oz

    DANIEL SMITH Pearlescent White Watercolor Ground allows you to paint watercolors on any surface and gives you a beautiful, pearlescent surface to paint on! The ground makes a white pearlescent paintable area when applied to a white surface, and because it is semi-transparent, it allows the color and/or pattern of the surface it is applied onto to show slightly through the pearlescent sheen. Your transparent and semi-transparent watercolors will have a slight pearlescence effect when painted over the Pearlescent White Ground. You can paint over an entire surface with the ground or only in areas that you wish to add pearlescent effects, perhaps using the other DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds in the other areas if you are not applying it onto watercolor paper.

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