Paper (from the Latin papyrus) is a natural medium for expression and creation. Made with plant fibres, it is a fundamental material for writing, drawing and painting.
It is one of the POSCA marker’s closest allies – whether it is a basic sheet of paper, card, Bristol board, crêpe or even papier mâché, the paint adheres perfectly and permanently.
No special preparation is needed to use POSCA on paper. For cardboard, remove any dust from the surface.
All the POSCA techniques can be used on paper and cardboard. For a water colour effect, make sure the surface is thick enough, as the thinner the material, the more fragile it will be. Take care also with the amount of water you use on the material, and leave enough drying time to protect it.
If you are drawing on photographic paper, the drying time will be longer.
No special fixative is needed for POSCA on paper. However, to optimise conservation over time, you can apply a water-based spray varnish.
Hold the can about 30 cm from the surface and spray in slow circular movements.
The varnish can be matte or gloss depending on the look you want.