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Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:48 pm

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could i please field some comments on how to stretch watercolourpaper and the benefits this process has. I use Arches 300gsm CP and have had varying results with different techniques used. Also do I need to stretch the much heavier 640gsm CP if using heavy washes? I would appreciate any comments as I am relatively new at this.
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Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:39 pm

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G'day Paige
There are lots of ways to stretch watercolour paper and I give a comprehensive overview on our website under Paper Gum Tapes. The link below will take you straight to it.
http://www.artmaterialsupplies.com/amss ... 540&rsc=14
Winsor&Newton give another view at
http://www.winsornewton.com/main.aspx?PageID=434
Experiment a little and find out what works for you.

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Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:23 pm

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Stretching a painting on canvas is quite easy when you follow some simple steps. It is important when stretching paintings that you choose a suitable stretcher bar that either has a rounded raised lip or a tapered bevelled profile. Blot any excess water from your paper, ideally use a clean sponge and leave to dry on a flat surface, a flat surface is preferred otherwise the water will drain to one edge and the paper will dry unevenly. Leave your paper to dry at least for a couple of hours, but ideally over night. When your paper is completely dry it will be stretched tightly on the board and when you apply your wash the paper will not move or buckle again.

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