- Sand wood.
- Stain wood.
- Let wood dry thoroughly
- Add medium white/clear …. Only over what’s to be painted.
- Paint your masterpiece right on the wood.
- Let dry thoroughly
- Let the painting dry for an additional week after you swear its already dry.
- Coat wood with clear protection.
One could paint on the canvas paper in the manner I’ve previously mentioned and when the painting is dry, mount it on masonite or foam board, or whatever and then frame.Masonite is very popular with many fine artists. But it does require preparation.