You have to ways of mounting watercolor paper on board: you can do it with your white paper,let it dry and then paint afterwardsthis technique has the advantage of stretching your paper at the same time you are mounting it. The bogaboard™ watercolor paper stretcher is a unique and revolutionary product designed to simplify and expedite the artists' laborious task of stretching watercolor paper prior to paintingthe bogaboard™ uses a patent-pending process of securing the paper by use of wedges which fit firmly into the slots of the board. The first step in stretching watercolor paper is to soak each sheet in a tub of cold water fill the tub with just enough water to immerse the paper so it floats, then let it soak 5-10 minutes, making sure it is totally saturated.
Otto stretcher for more information go to otto watercolor paper stretcher stretch a completed painting some artists suggest stretching only those pictures that are to be framed stretching only those paintings that are successfully completed, eliminates hours of preparation time. What is watercolor paper, types of watercolour paper, watercolor paper substitutes, watercolor paper in india, machine made and handmade watercolour paper. How to make your own stretcher boards without much carpentry knowledge watercolor paper weights / to stretch or not to st pintura de flores. Diy styro fruit box watercolor paper stretcher i have a lot of styrofoam fruit boxes lying around from my hydroponic lettuce project these are the containers most grapes come packaged in.
Homemade watercolour paper stretcher i use homemade watercolour paper stretchers inspired by ken bromley's solution i decided to make my own panels since i prefer to work with standard sizes for photo frames (8x10, 9x12, 11x14) and commercial stretchers are typically only offered to accommodate full, half and quarter imperial sheet sizes. Stretching watercolour paper makes it stay flat stretching watercolour paper for a better painting experience - jackson's art blog if you master the simple art of stretching watercolour paper you will find it takes little time and make a huge difference to your painting experience. Join renowned professional portrait artist paul mccormack as he demonstrates how to properly stretch watercolor paper, with light wood and a staple gun, in this free online art video. I use thick watercolor paper, so i wonder if that's more to credit than my pwning stretching skills reply ladyrsanti featured by owner oct 27, 2010 professional general artist.
Artwork by erik davis what does it mean to stretch watercolor paper why & how should it be done many artists soak or stretch their watercolor paper prior to painting. Preparing papers for painting the paper or support you choose can be prepared for painting in different ways this page primarily describes methods for stretching paper (methods for preparing the surface with resist or maskoid are described in the page on resists & edge cont. The weight of watercolor paper is not indicative of quality because the best paper comes in both heavy and light varieties but weight is important because lighter papers need stretching before use and may buckle or wrinkle when wet.
In my workshops i paint mostly with acrylic paint on watercolor paper, to save me from packing a lot of canvases each time consequently, after a few months of teaching workshops, i have many, many acrylic paintings on paper to frame for the galleries, festivals, etc. Watercolor paper expands when it is wet, creating an uneven surface to paint on for control and a flat surface, artists soak and stretch their paper. A simple watercolor stretcher by michael mott a finished project one of the problems that i encountered with all of the methods of stretching paper that i tried, was that no matter how hard i worked at it the paper buckled at some point.
The easy way to stretch paper below is a video introducing the perfect paper stretcher press the play button to begin the video is about 8 minutes long. What does it mean to stretch watercolor paper why & how should it be done many artists soak or stretch their watercolor paper prior to painting this is typically done on. Learn with this video demo how to stretch watercolor paper make your own canvas and you then don't need glass nor a frame for your watercolor painting.
The otto paper stretcher is the easiest way to stretch watercolor paper without tacks or tape this system will leave no holes in the deckle, and is easy enough to use that artists of all ages will be delighted. Find out how to stretch watercolor paper so it won't buckle or warp when you paint on it read what supplies you need and other watercolor tips. Stretching watercolor paper keeps it from buckling while you are painting on it it is not necessary for 300-pound paper, but lesser weights of paper will immediately start buckling as soon as you add a wash to them 300 pound paper gets expensive, so many watercolor artists buy 140- pound paper and stretch it to a hard surface. Hello all, i am new to watercolor painting i read up on the internet about stretching watercolor paper so i tried a couple of methods i stapled my paper and then i did another example where i used the gummed tape method.