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Stretching your paper before you paint is essential when using sheets of 140lbs or less. Here's a short video on doing it without the fuss and mess of butcher tape or staples!
Da Vinci Paint Co. Ambassador Crystal Beshara shows you...
How to Stretch your Watercolor Paper: THE EASY WAY!
Stretching your watercolour doesn't have to be messy or difficult. You can do it with masking tape and be ready to paint 15 minutes!
She is using Arches 140lb Cold Pressed Bright White paper.
-Your paper should be 100% RAG or cotton (artist grade paper)
-A rigid board a little bigger than your paper
-A 1.5-2" wash brush
A hair dryer
-1-1.5" masking tape with medium"tac" (make sure it is sticky enough)
Look for me in the March issue of The Artists Magazine!
Proud to be Da Vinci Paints newest Ambassador
"Da Vinci paint has been my only paint for the last 15 years. Rich, vivid pigment that brushes out beautifully. The consistency is something I can count on from tube to tube and year-to-year. It's also perfect for squeezing into my travel palette when I teach workshops abroad.
I recommend it to all of my students. It's a top notch artist quality paint and with the large size tubes and price point, it's extremely - affordable even for those just starting out .
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