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Erasable paper...inexpensive

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  1. Joe T

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    got some teraslate samples and will graduate to that but for now I’m looking for something I can get local at Blick or hobby lobby. I have tons of Bristol but I don’t think that erases very good. Any suggestions on a inexpensive erasable paper or other medium I can use to practice on. I did prime a bunch of mdf at work the other day and have some I can play with as well.

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    Do you have a dollar tree in your area? If so I think they are 20 x 30 posters boards for 1 dollar. I cut them into what ever size I need, I have erased on them , scratched on them and they work pretty good .
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    Just regular poster board. Yup, have a dollar tree right down the street. Not foam board correct. Because I have tons of that
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    just regular poster board .
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    Depends on the foam board, If its got one side thats smooth and glossy like posterboard then it'll work the same.
    IME it doesnt work with wicked but CI its ok.
    If you don't intend to keep it then glass, which you can just reuse as much as you want
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    Oh and you can get the poster board in black too.
    but it is in the arts and crafts section down here so it should be in the same aisle up there. 50 cents a sheet two for a dollar.
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    Any Hot Press ultra smooth paper will work okay. The problem is how absorbent the paper is. With Synthetic papers like Blair or Yupo the paint sits on top of the surface and you are actually rubbing the paint back off. Yupo is the cheaper of the two but I have had the paper delaminate twice and once the top surface tore right off when scratching. I would try getting some Bristol Strathmore 400# Smooth and spray coat it with a light coat of varnish. The paper does not like scratching, just to warn you. I have been doing MDF board and coating with a homemade Clay mix.


    This will give you an idea.


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    Fred, You did a fantastic job of explaining the process of clay board making. I had bought the ingredients a while back but just haven't tried doing it yet. Your video sure helped a lot on explaining and showing how you make it.
    It gives me inspiration on trying it and painting on it. I do have some Ampersand boards but I tend to have more fun with the hobby if I can make the things that help with it.

    Thanks again.

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