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Description from Merchant:
My original paintings on "synthetic paper" are done on a variation of Tyvek, a product by DuPont, also known as “spunbonded olefin”. It is archival, water-resistant, mold-resistant, and will not rot. I've been painting on this substrate for over 30 years.
If the synthetic paper is adhered to a cradled wood panel for mounting and framing, it is done using a starch-based adhesive. Wood panels have a basswood surface and pine frame, and are manufactured or maximum archival stability and longevity.
Acrylic inks used are mainly Daler & Rowney FW, which are archival, acrylic-based, pigmented, pH-neutral/acid-free, and water-resistant. I also occasionally use Amsterdam acrylic inks, which have similar qualities, but seem to have a bit more pigment in them.
Canvases are usually Blick Studio or Blick Premier, all of which have multiple coats of acid-free titanium gesso.
Occasionally I've worked on Ampersand Gessobord, a high-quality wood panel made from sustainable forest products that is formaldehyde-free and contains no harmful volatile organic compounds.
The fine art prints manufactured by Bay Photo are all made with archival inks and on acid-free substrates.