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Question regarding paper wrinkling

Postby weirdpuckett » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:07 pm

If I use watercolor paper with watercolors, is the wrinkling of the paper preventable? Thank you mike
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Postby rrsum » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Hey Mike,
When I do water colors...or DID water colors, I used a piece of masonite and 1-2" masking tape. I would tape the paper down on all 4 sides to keep it from wrinkling up on me.
I haven't done a water color in a long time, but that's what I did.

Good luck!
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Postby weirdpuckett » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:03 pm

Thanks rich!!I'll try it!
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:35 pm

I,ve often wondered. What if you use water colors without the water. On a canvas.
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Postby DaveL » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:20 pm

Hi , A good way to prevent this is to tape down paper on a board. then give it a wash of just water. It will wrinkle up at first but will soon flatten out. I guess you could call it stretching the paper. :D Really diggin your watercolors :D
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:58 am

Thanks! I actually did this on my latest and it works! I gave a wash and let it dry and it flattened out (not completely) but it doesn't have big valleys an more . . .Thanks!
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Re: Question regarding paper wrinkling

Postby kutedymples » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:40 am

There is this paper that comes sort of in a block, I don't remember the name of it but it is a little thicker than regular paper and is gummed on all four sides (sort of like a tablet of paper how it is gummed at the top to tear of individual) and you can paint right on the top sheet without it going through to the other ones and without wrinkling. It is great and comes in various sizes and shapes.
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