Grounds provide a desired surface on which to apply a variety of mediums like pastels, watercolors and acrylics. They can transform normally unusable surfaces into workable clean slates for artists.
Absorbent Ground is an acrylic liquid surfacing medium that dries to a porous, paper-like surface. Applied over gessoed canvas, it mimics the absorbency of watercolor paper and allows for raw canvas-like staining and watercolor effects. Absorbent Ground is lightfast, permanent and flexible.
Silverpoint/Drawing Ground is a liquid acrylic used for the preparation of supporting drawing media. The ground is designed to achieve fine detailed lines on a permanent, lightfast, flexible ground. It has a very fluid consistency that levels as it dries. A single coat of Silverpoint Ground provides a smooth, durable surface, ideal for use with a silverpoint stylus and other materials like brass, gold, copper, or even a steel paperclip.
Acrylic Ground for Pastels is a ground developed to prepare canvas and other supports for pastels and materials including, graphite, pencil, charcoal and chalk. The medium provides a tooth similar to pastel and charcoal papers. To increase tooth even further, add Golden’s Fine or Coarse Pumice Gel. This ground can also be blended with acrylic paints to achieve a colored surface.