Watercolor Ground – On Any Shape!


DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground can be used on fun wood shapes to transform them for painting.

Applying our Watercolor Ground allows the translucency of watercolors to glow when painted over the Ground because it is similar to cold press watercolor paper, so you can get beautiful watercolor effects that are not possible when using other types of paints.

groundbirdsApply DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground to your wood shape – allow to cure for at least 24 hours. Paint with your watercolors on to your wood shape, for this project we used DANIEL SMITH Watercolors: New Gamboge, Pyrrol Orange, Sap Green, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Burnt Orange and DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks in Serpentine Genuine, and Quinacridone Coral.

The last step is to spray the project with an Archival Aerosol MSA Varnish with UVLS to protect it.

Our DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Ground can be applied to wood, metal, plastic, plaster, glass, fabric and canvas, and allows you to paint on it with your watercolors. It transforms those surfaces into watercolor paper like surfaces!