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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour General Chat => Topic started by: linley.plester on June 12, 2017, 09:02:38 AM

Title: Light fastness test a failure, but it shows up poor quality paper!
Post by: linley.plester on June 12, 2017, 09:02:38 AM
I wanted to check one or two of my watercolours for light fastness and set a test sample on a sunny window sill. The light fastness test was a failure because after only2 months the window leaked  :tongue: but it did reveal what dreadful quality paper I was using!
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Title: Re: Light fastness test a failure, but it shows up poor quality paper!
Post by: Val on June 12, 2017, 10:03:38 AM
It's never a waste if you learn something from it.
Title: Re: Light fastness test a failure, but it shows up poor quality paper!
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 12, 2017, 02:56:22 PM
Val, Cool experiment.

I did something like that with oil paints and the Reeves colors faded worse than any of the others.

Ge, we are becoming more like scientists than artists.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Light fastness test a failure, but it shows up poor quality paper!
Post by: Val on June 12, 2017, 04:12:16 PM
At least with our experiments we don't end up blowing things up!  ::)   Do we?   >:D      :2funny: