Friday, 20 March 2015

Watercolour paper that buckles and stretches

We've all been there.  Painting a watercolour and what happens, the paper buckles up and warps.  There are various ways to deal with this and okay, we can get pre-stretched paper and also stretch the paper ourselves, but that is a bit of a hassle don't you think.

One solution is to just buy watercolour Blocks.... the paper is glued on all sides.  This means that you paint without the paper buckling up on you.  Then when you have completed your painting you just remove it from the block.

Here's an example of one of my watercolour blocks.  There are plenty of makes out there, the one I'm using at the moment is a Matthew Palmer watercolour block with Fontaine paper.  Incidentally the Fontaine paper is quite tough and can take quite a bit of work on it



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    1. Thanks Robin, it's one of those things where, those who know, don't always tell those who don't know ;)

  2. I do not know this paper, I am not sure it is available here.

    1. Hi Judy, hopefully you would be able to get watercolour blocks online.