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scouserl41

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on: July 15, 2013, 04:50:54 PM
I was just watching week 2 of Nolan's portrait painting class and he was using "Baking Paper" for tracing paper.
I also saw somewhere on the site the same material described for a stay wet palet paper. I searched for that it the US and couldn't come up with anything similar that would survive as the stay wet paper.
After giving up the search I met a local artist who steered me towards "Dick Blick" stay wet palet paper which unfortunately is expensive. Then I happened to be in Office Depot and found a pad of 11 x 17 15lb veluum paper which I thought would be great for tracing paper as I use 11 x 17 boards for my work.
It did work great for the tracing work and out of interest I tried it in my homemade stay wet palet. It survived a week in that too.
It's a bit stiffer than the baking paper Nolan was using in the demo so it wouldn't crinkle and fold as easily in that use either.
And it's half the price of the Dick Blick stuff!
Hope it helps.
See Ya
Brian
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Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 06:09:08 PM
I buy mine at the grocery store, just in case you haven't tried there. Not always in with all the plastic wraps and such. Try the baking goods aisle. Definately more bang for your buck!  ;)


scouserl41

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Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 07:01:34 PM
I went to a bunch of grocery stores and they all looked at me like I was stupid!
Brian
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Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 01:08:55 AM
Guess they don't bake much  :whistle:


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Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 02:33:19 AM
Brian, in the U.S. it's called parchment paper. It's usually on the grocery aisle near the saran wrap and aluminum foil, on the bottom shelf. 
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Jani


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Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 04:43:03 AM
Well now I know!
When I finish up the vellum I'll have to give it a try
Thanks
Brian
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