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Alan Dixon

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on: January 17, 2015, 08:29:39 PM
I tried stretching the water colour paper for the first time. The stretching went well but I could not get the paper tape off the original piece of paper. I tried wetting the tape and it did buckle and come clear of the stretching board but most of it remained on the paper itself. I'm thinking that I need to wet it more where the tape edges the paper but I'm afraid that if I get too close to the paper it will undo my stretching.
Am I to accept the fact that I have to cut the paper along the edges where it meets the tape and thereby lose some of the working area.
Any suggestions


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Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 10:40:22 PM
In the watercolour class on stretching paper you will see how I have added the tape and then left space for the painting (Just after the 37 min mark). When stretching there will always be some unusable paper. NEVER try to remove the tape with water - will undo the value of stretching.

Another way (not really recommended but I have done it in the past) is to leave the brown tape on and let it be behind the mat surround when framing.
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