I like to paint on watercolor paper with acrylic but I don’t like to frame them behind glass. To me the reflection and glare on the glass makes it difficult to view the artwork.
So I discovered this technique for mounting my paintings on 1/4-inch hardboard using Golden acrylic gel medium.
I quickly wiped the surface of my hardboard with a damp cloth. Then I applied the gel.
I placed the painting on the prepared hardboard.
Then rolled with a rolling pin to secure it. I laid another piece of hardboard over it and put weight on top of that to press it evenly and left it overnight.
Here’s the finished painting in a frame that I made without glass.