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on: February 13, 2012, 11:43:34 PM this not heavy enough paper..90 lbs?  It's warping just from the masking fluid, and now, I'm wondering if the paint is really gonna make it "wavy".  I went back to lesson 1, and read what you had written for paper, but my friend picked this paper up for me, and it's cold pressed, 90 lb. Will it 'unbuckle' when it's dry after it's finished? Hmmm.....trial and error is expensive when you don't have much to start with!!  I'm learnin'!! :2funny:

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Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 12:10:13 AM
Tousabella, Dennis recommends 140lb paper.


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Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 12:51:00 AM
My recommendation with 90# paper and less is to pre-stretch it before use to stop any buckling of the paper in its final stage. The thinner the paper the more it will buckle.

On the other hand too thin a paper will tear after it is stretched because it just cannot withstand the "pull" when it starts drying out. Years back I have even had the paper tear the brown gummed paper.

If I have enough requests to do so I will do a lesson in the watercolour course on how to stretch watercolour paper with all the do's and don'ts.
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Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 02:37:09 AM
 O0 Dennis


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Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 03:06:03 AM
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Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 06:48:56 PM
You guys are in for a treat! You won't have to go through some of the shenanigans I went through ... you have Dennis to guide you.  :yippee: I'll have to try and post a picture of my paper stretcher I settled on. 
C. ... you could probably make one very easily since you're in to woodworking.  O0