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The convenience of these extra-thick, stable boards eliminates the need for stretching or mounting.
Crescent Watercolor Boards feature a 100% rag, heavyweight (140 lb, 300 gsm), acid-free paper mounted to an extra-heavyweight (.090”) core. Uniform surface sizing and internal sizing provide maximum durability for wet-on-wet techniques, reworking, and erasing.
Enhanced for use with paints such as watercolors, acrylics, and gouache, Crescent Watercolor Boards can also be used for airbrushing, illustration, and light collage. They are not recommended for oil paints unless primed with gesso first. The board edges should be taped or waxed when used for heavy washes.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
awesome quality product. delivery on time and fast
from West Point, UT
Comments about Crescent Watercolor Boards:
This 114 watercolor board is great for large paintings using a lot of water and big soft out of focus backgrounds
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The first time I've had a problem with this watercolor board
from Selinsgrove, PA
I have used the Crescent watercolor board for years and this is the first time I've ever had a problem with it. There are 2 long streaks of what appears to be a build up of the sizing through the 30x40 board. I ordered the smaller size in a previous order but needed the 30x40 for a large project and won't be able to use this board.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing with us. This definitely sounds like a defect in the sizing on the board. Our Customer Care team will be happy to assist you with an exchange. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1.800.723.2787.
I've been using Crescent w/c board for years. I like the s
from Lakeview, Or
I have been using Crescent w/c board for years.I like the smooth surface for dry brush.
THIS CRESCENT BOARD SPELLS D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R
By Pepe First
from Atlanta, GA
I was painting a watercolor on a Crescent 30 X 40 board. I did not have previous experience on this material. After expending a day on the pencil drawing of a beautiful landscape of Vernazza (Italy) I observed that the paper on the board did not absorb the pigments and, therefore converted my paint in a total mess. The paints mixed up without control an the result was horrible. Of course, I only painted the sky and background but I loss the day I expend on the sketch. DO NOT USE THOSE BOARDS! After this I switched back to my usual method of take an Archer paper and put in on a Gatorboard or similar properly fixed with watercolor tape. On this way my paint was a success.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this board did not work out for you. Our Product Experts are always happy to see if we can help in any way. You can reach our Experts M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST at 1-800-933-2542.
very durable highest quality
highest quality for mounting
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I have been using Crescent Watercolor boards for over 30 years and I noticed on my last batch of boards that I purchased the backing color was different and the board did not work as well as the other (original green backing boards) I addressed the problem to Crescent and they told me that they use a different paper manufacturer....that's why the quality of the boards aren't as good.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Care Center at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
do not buy this board
By spencer simons fine artist
from Belgrade, Mt.
I had 40+ hours into a painting on this board. Then went to do a wash for a sky. The top layer of paper rippled and lifted. The board buckled. My work is ruined. I read on a forum of others having this same problem. Wish I had read that before I wasted my time, effort and materials.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you encountered with this product. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Crescent Watercolor board is sensational! I have so much fun with this product! My watercolors and fluid acylics turn out bright and beautiful on this board. It's great to not have to mess with stretching or taping down paper to prevent buckling. Plus, the board is completely archival and easy to frame. You can't go wrong with this board.
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