A while back, I bought some linen paper. It looks like linen cloth, it feels pretty nifty and I thought it would be fun to experiment with.
What I discovered is that it absolutely hates watercolors. They just bead up and look nasty. I have a variety of markers here, and they all seemed to do fairly well, as does the stamping ink. But the acrylics! Oh yum! The paper is pretty flimsy for something as heavy as acrylics, but I love how it looks. Ah, but this is why we have backing boards, yes? Yes!
And because I was in one of those “moods” the day I trimmed the paper — trimming it square rather than to a somewhat standard size — I’ll have to frame it with one of those “buy all four sides and put it together yourself” frames. I’m not sure, but this one might turn out to be one of those paintings I save for myself.