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Can you use watercolor pencils on cardboard?

Asked by LongSleevesssowo (41points) March 4th, 2021
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I’m making a gift for my boyfriend (kinda complicated relationship), but I’m using a cardboard box and I want to decorate the flaps inside with watercolor pencils since I don’t have gesso (or the ingredients to make gesso) to use acrylic paint.

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janbb's avatar

Sure you can. Whether the colors will actually be vivid enough to show, I don’t know. Try it on another piece of cardboard if you don’t want to try it on the box.

Jeruba's avatar

I agree with testing first. Also remember that with colored pencils you may have to put down several layers of color to get the depth you want, and burnish them, especially if the surface is rough or uneven.

KRD's avatar

Yes you can.

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