Golden QoR Watercolor Cold Press Ground White 8 Oz (237 mL)
Golden QoR Watercolor Cold Press Ground White 8 Oz (237 mL)

Golden QoR Watercolor Cold Press Ground White 8 Oz (237 mL)

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Cold Press Ground creates an absorbent, cool white surface with the appearance of rough handmade paper. A smoother finish can also be achieved by skimming with a wet palette knife during application. Ideal when a rough texture is desired for emphasizing dry brush techniques.

Dries to a unique rough surface and looks like handmade paper with all its beautiful imperfections. Great nooks and crannies to catch the watercolor, and will allow for interesting lifting effects that you can't get with traditional paper surfaces. Apply with a palette knife by spreading it over a surface (board/panel/paper/canvas). Applied with a dry palette knife, the texture will be similar to rough handmade paper. Use a bit of water on your palette knife and run over the wet application to eliminate some of the roughness for a surface more like cold press paper.

Purpose – Creates a rough paper-like surface that easily accepts color washes and produces variations in staining. The fibers in Cold Press Ground are synthetic and will not break down from acids or age.

Application - Apply Cold Press Ground with a palette knife or trowel. Apply evenly for a smooth paper quality or vary the application for increased texture. Once applied, wet the application tool and use to smooth the surface to create a more even layer. Allow the layer to fully dry. Thicker applications may take several days before they are ready to be painted.

Protecting Painted Watercolor Grounds
Although these grounds are not made with cotton rag like many watercolor papers, they are still absorbent materials. Because of that, watercolors painted on them will need to be protected against environmental factors such as humidity, pollution, dust, handling and sunlight. To achieve this, QoR Grounds can either be framed like traditional watercolors done on paper or they may be varnished.

Grounds Product Information
QoR Grounds offer watercolorists three easy to apply products for use on surfaces such as wood, canvas, and paper. They are flexible, absorbent, acid free, and compatible with watercolors, acrylics, and drawing media (pencil, ink, etc.). They may also be tinted with small amounts of acrylic paints without noticeably altering the absorbency. Adding more than 5% acrylic paint will begin to change how color washes behave.

QoR Grounds may be blended together in any amount or layered on top of one another to create custom surfaces.

Watercolor papers do not require extra preparation before applying QoR Grounds.
However some materials such as hardboard or linen can cause a yellowish-brown discoloration known as SID, or Support Induced Discoloration. If SID is a concern, apply two coats of GOLDEN GAC 100 or Polymer Medium Gloss, and let fully dry before applying the QoR Ground.