My Aquabord experiment worked out well! I really enjoyed working on this surface and won first place at the Cinco de Mayo show at the Artists Guild of Vero Beach! I also painted the sides with watercolor after adding a few coats of sanded gesso and an absorbent ground. The final process was spraying the entire surface and painting it with a protective UV varnish. If it doesn't sell I will be posting it in my Etsy shop.