Non-porous vinyl is mounted to both sides of a MDF solid wood core, the end result is two paintable sides of a panel that work phenomenally well for Alcohol Inks!
Masterpiece's art panels were made specifically with alcohol inks in mind. The surface of each panel has a little texture; tiny peaks and valleys. The texture will ensure that the ink won't flow as rapidly as when used on papers or smooth tiles when tilted or blown. Drops of ink won't "bloom" in circles, like they normally would on smooth surfaces, and can be easily manipulated. Air, blown through a straw is one popular way to get interesting color mixes and patterns. Try smaller straws to get different effects! For even more dramatic effects use one of the Paint Bellows for a controlled blast of air. If you're looking to get more flow out of your inks just add a blending solution or 91% Isopropyl alcohol. Also, inks won't dry as fast as on papers, so it gives you more open-time to work on your project. If you want the inks to dry faster, simply use a heat-gun. The solid vinyl panel can take the heat, just be sure to always keep moving the heat gun around, not focusing on any one particular area.
Masterpiece recommends that you apply a couple of coats of a varnish or sealer, and maybe even a UV protectant. If you're going for a look that is something you would expect to see in an art gallery, try applying a two-part epoxy resin to the surface. The combination of the brilliant alcohol ink colors with the resin produces a lasting work of art that really makes the colors pop and offers a glossy glass-like finish that is sure to impress.
Each panel is 1/8th of an inch thick and the vinyl is an impervious moisture barrier that resists warping.
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)