Ideal for watercolors, this panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed paper with some significant advantages. The clay mineral holds colors in suspension, allowing them to flow into each other to create seamless washes. There is no chance of buckling and no backing board is required. Choose from the 1/8" flat panel for standard framing, the 7/8" and 1-1/2" cradle profiles work great for frameless presentation or floater frames. The 2" deep cradle eliminates the need for framing altogether. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint. Archival, eco-friendly and made in the USA.