While reading the latest Watercolor Artist magazine, I came across this artist, Kitty Burris Schachter.
She covers her watercolor paper (hot press) with acrylic matte medium before painting watercolor on it. I got a sheet prepared with matte medium and will see how this works. Now to choose something to paint on it.
I have a feeling that it creates a smooth surface from which she can easily lift color (she also says she uses nonstaining colors in order to do this).
Isn't that a lovely white horse?
You can find her webpage here, if you're interested in seeing more of her work.
This is what she says in the article.
I'll let you know when I choose something to paint on this - I guess it should have lots of whites and lights (so not a crow!).