View Full Version : How to use Wallis Paper, mount?

08-20-2012, 02:51 PM
I am new to pastels and ordered some Wallis Museum grade paper. I want to try some underpainting, using pastel and alcohol and/or water colors.

What is the best way to mount this paper? Please advice. I dont want to waste any paper. I am sure this is discussed somewhere. Couldnt find it.



08-20-2012, 04:06 PM
I don't think you have to mount Museum Grade Wallis paper. The sanded surface is on watercolor paper, so I don't think it buckles. I think you can just tape it down like watercolor paper, apply your wet media, let dry and then pastel. Now, this is what I've heard, not actually tried. I've only used the Wallis Pro, which I can definitely state is not good with water media. I've yet to try the Museum Grade but I want to because it is supposed to handle wet media with no buckle. Maybe somebody will check in that uses the Museum Grade with wet media.

Deborah Secor
08-20-2012, 05:27 PM
The Wallis Museum needs to be taped and stretched as it dries, or it buckles, though not nearly as much as the Pro. Mounting it means you're committed to the size board, however, and doesn't allow you to as easily crop your paper after you finish.




(A great way to search: http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
Just open the page, plug your specific search criteria in the first box, like "mount Wallis board", plug www.wetcanvas.com into the site or domain box, and go. Hope that helps! There are lots of threads. :))