A clear advantage of acrylic paint: you can use it on many media… that don't need priming.
Select sturdy and absorbent, heavyweight paper (at least 300 g/m2) to paint with acrylics.
Less expensive than most other media, this paper is ideal for novices seeking to experiment extensively for less money. This light, practical paper is also the favorite medium of artists on the move.
What kind of material?
Wood and plywood panels provide smooth surface that is pleasant to work on, but are also very absorbent (applying an acrylic gesso is highly recommended).
For a perfectly smooth, slightly absorbent surface, apply an acrylic gesso to your medium. This white pomade adheres to all porous surfaces and dries fast! That little extra: you can tint your gesso by mixing it with an acrylic paint in any color you wish.