So here for those who need a reminder is a standard method for keeping your paper flat.
- Cut 4 strips of gum strip, slightly bigger than the paper dimensions.
- Place horizontal strips on one side, vertical on the other.
- Wet the watercolour paper so it is thoroughly damp. but not soggy. There is a finish that you don't want to wash off.
- Lay the paper on the board right side up ( the right side usually has more texture), and let it settle, but not dry, for short time.
- Wet your first strip of longer paper - a wide brush is usually best for this, and lay it along the bigger side, half on the board, half on the paper. Repeat this with the next piece of gum strip, and then the shorter pieces.
Your paper will look crinkly,
even more crinkly than this sometimes.
- Now go away and leave it, paint something else and wait for it to dry. How long it takes depends on humidity and temperature. You can use a hairdryer but sometimes the tape lifts.
|Flat as a pancake !|
When you've finished your picture wait for it to thoroughly dry and then cut it from the tape.