Post-impressionist painters like Toulouse Lautrec and Eduard Vuillard used tan card stock for oil painting. Guerrilla Cartón™ is a thin resin-sized card stock that is far more permanent than that used by those famous painters. Think of Guerrilla Cartón™ as a super-thin (1/32”) “Masonite”- but with a twist. The fibers are impregnated with a resin that keeps the board from warping when it gets wet. The resin also protects the fibers from the deleterious effects of oils.
Each Package contains 10 Boards
“I’ve been painting on this surface for more than 20 years and it has held up very
well. After being taped to the roof of my greenhouse for a year, it showed some
slight fading – ending up about 10% lighter in shade.”
Carl from Guerilla Painter
Guerrilla Cartón™ with its warm tan colour makes a wonderfully sympathetic surface for oil, acrylic or pastel paintings. It is possible to paint directly on it, but many oil and acrylic painters use a coat of clear acrylic gesso or matte gel medium to make the surface a little less absorbent.
One nifty property of Guerrilla Cartón™ is that it does not buckle when wet, so it is possible to prime with gesso or gel mediums and its till lays flat. Very lightweight and compact, good for use while traveling. Take advantage of these thin, light-weight panels in the field and then use acrylic medium or some similar adhesive to mount your finished paintings on Museum Board, Masonite or Gatorfoam before framing.
Plein Air Painters and Urban Artists will appreciate working on a mid-tone painting surface that does not reflect blinding sunlight back into the eyes of the artist.