Mounting a Watercolor Style Painting on Hardboard

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.

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So I discovered this technique for mounting my paintings  on 1/4-inch hardboard using Golden acrylic gel medium.

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I quickly wiped the surface of my hardboard with a damp cloth.  Then I applied the gel.

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I placed the painting on the prepared hardboard.

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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.

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Here’s the finished painting in a frame that I made without glass.

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