Can I use Water Mixable Oil Paint on Your Paper?
Can water mixable oil paints be used on your Canvas Paper and Oil Painting Papers?
Yes! You can use both traditional oil paints and water mixable oil paints on our Canvas Paper and Oil Painting Paper. The paper has been manufactured to withstand applications of all oil paints without the need for gesso.
Chemically, water mixable oil paints are very similar to traditional oil paints. Water mixable oil paints allow you to paint just like you would with traditional oils. The paint is thick and buttery, stays wet longer to allow for blending, and dries true to the color you see while wet versus acrylics, which dry darker. Watercolor, and Acrylic paints dry by evaporation, whereas oil paints and water mixable oil paints dry by oxidation.
The biggest advantage of using water mixable oil paints is the clean-up process. Soap and water can be used instead of thinners and solvents. Though you can paint directly on our Canvas Paper and Oil Painting Paper with water mixable oil, it wouldn’t hurt to put a layer of gesso down first if that is how you prefer to work with oils.