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How To Remove Brown Gummed Tape From Watercolor Paper

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June 30, 2010 at 2:35 am
(1) peachy pete says:

Someone said you can tape down and stretch several sheets of watercolour paper at the same time on the same board, one on top of the other. Is that right?

nice litte painting.

June 30, 2010 at 5:35 am
(2) Margaret says:

I use a bigger piece of paper than the painting is going to be so never paint right up to the brown gummed paper. Added benefits. 1. When cutting the picture off the board, less chance of knife slipping and damaging the painting. 2. Having space at the edge of the picture to try out colour mixes.

June 30, 2010 at 10:49 am
(3) Marion BE says:

Peachy Pete — I’ve not come across that, but I imagine you could if you were careful not to disturb the first layer of paper/tape with subsequent ones. You’d have to remove it carefully too. Maybe stretching a piece on either side would be simpler?

June 30, 2010 at 11:41 am
(4) Potter Beth says:

Peachy Pete, I’ve done that on occasion — usually when I’ll be out all day painting on location. It works ~okay~, but not terrifically well. I’ve found, really, it is worth it to me to work on 300 lb or heavier paper — with the heavy weights, I don’t bother stretching. The paper is thick enough it doesn’t buckle like lighter papers do. I just hold it in place with painter’s tape on my board and go.

June 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm
(5) Marion BE says:

Thanks for the helpful info Beth!

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