Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cats, Colourfix Paper and Colourfix Board
I'm using a colourfix plein air board in soft umber.
The colourfix boards are archive quality 2mm white board ready primed with Colorfix Fine Tooth Pastel Primer. I decided to give them a try after reading that they are acid free, lightfast and fully permanent.
The boards come in several colours and have a standard workable area of 12 x 16 inches.
There appears to be slightly more tooth than on the colourfix paper this does mean you go through coloured pencils quite quickly but means more layers can be applied. I have found no problem applying acrylic paint both to the board itself and on top of the coloured pencil.
I purchased the boards online from Great Art as I found they offered the best price.
Link : Great Art
I have another new surface to try, Canson Mi-Teintes Board, cat number three coming up.