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Ghost
09-07-2003, 04:21 AM
I got caught in the rain the other day. 2 pads of bristol and my sketch book were ruined.. My question : Any Idea what I can do with the paper? I'd hate to just throw it out..

Ghost
09-07-2003, 04:28 AM
My Gf suggested I donate the pads to a preschool or the like.. I suppose you could still finger paint on it.. Any other Ideas?

Rose Queen
09-07-2003, 09:13 AM
Have you thought about trying to iron the paper flat enough to at least use for practice stuff? You might have to tear each sheet free of the pad in order to do this, but it seems to me it's worth a try. Put a thin tea towel or an old piece of sheeting between the iron and the paper, if you use steam at all (and I wouldn't), be sure it's very light steam, and iron on something like a sheet of plywood covered with a folded sheet (something that doesn't 'give' too much and helps the paper return to being flat). Good luck!

Oh, and go to the art store and buy a plastic portfolio envelope for future rainstorms! :D



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Stoy Jones
09-07-2003, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by Rose Queen
Have you thought about trying to iron the paper flat enough to at least use for practice stuff?

I have used this to some degree of success. Do as Rose Queen suggest, but be sure to get the iron really hot and just go over the covered dry paper repeatedly until its smooth. The paper may stay discolored and feel a bit rough to the touch, but it makes good sketch paper.

Stoy

RobinZ
09-08-2003, 10:37 AM
Yeah. I was framing 4 separate portraits of 4 family members and one of them slipped off the table and I accidentally stepped on it, on carpeting, and I ironed it back flat. It was was a graphite.

Rosemary R
09-08-2003, 07:34 PM
Hello Ghost,

Is it raining in Halifax again? I guess you've had a wet summer there. I was born and spent my first 40 years in Nova Scotia. Lived in St. Margarets' Bay and worked in Halifax. I'm now living in perpetually sunny California.

Thought I'd say hello to someone from "back home." Sorry about your ruined paper. I like the idea of trying to iron it. Made me think of ironing those beautiful maple leaves between sheets of waxed paper. But it will be a while before fall colour, yet.

Rosemary