Workshop 1 – 2018

Kelly, Watercolor Paper Question on Learn to Paint Watercolor Basics book

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    Gail
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    Hi Kelly, I have the Strathmore Learn to Paint book about watercolor basics. Paper is included with the book. I have a question about the paper. If I wet it enough to do an overall wash, I get little slubs that come off the paper, or dry in the wash. I am not pushing hard on the paper. Does this paper have some kind of sizing? I haven’t run into that problem with other papers. Any help would be appreciated. I have enjoyed both your books and this course on watercolor. Thank you
    Gail

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    Hi Gail,

    Are you putting lots of water on it? What kind of brush are you using? The paper itself is kind of a student grade watercolor paper. This grade of paper was chosen to keep the cost of the book down. While it can’t take a lot of water, it can take at least some. It’s easier to overwork this paper than, say, the 400 series stuff. I know I always stretched it and taped it down to a board before using it, a process I believe I made into a Strathmore video you can access via a code in the book.

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