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Old 02-18-2007, 05:36 PM
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Oh NO.. What should I do???

I did a landscape with ink, am (WAS) planning on watercoloring it.. THEN I realiased that this paper should have been stretched. I used cold press, 140 lbs. It has buckled SLIGHTLY. I don't know now what I should do about it. I will buckle even more once I paint it will it not? (Needless to say I'm VERY new at this or I would have remembered about this part.). ...Thnx in advance...
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:08 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

I just recently did my first painting, which was also watercolor over ink. At the time I did not stretch it because I thought I was just going to test some colors--come to find out it sucked me in and made me paint it! I have been told it is possible to flatten one of these after painting. The person who responded to my similar question told me to use the search feature and search the term "flatten". I haven't gotten around to doing that yet because I started working on another painting and haven't gone back to flatten the first one yet. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:37 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

Flowers --

After you've finished the painting -- and please, go ahead with it! Make sure it is good and dry on the painted side, then wet down the back. I spray with water and brush in every direction to make sure it is thoroughly dampened. Put a towel or something absorbent on it, and weight it down. I have a heavy board that is larger than my paintings that I use for a weight. On smaller paintings I've used a cutting board or books. Let it sit there weighted for a day or so and once dry, your painting should be nice and flat.

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:56 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

I would let the painting dry. Put it face down on a clean cloth, a clean cloth on the backand iron the back with a hottish iron - no steam - I have done this many times.
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

Good advice, here!

For me, I just wait for it to dry overnight, then paint the back with water (with a large brush), then weight it for a fortnight to dry flat. Towel probably a good idea to keep the water from ruining surfaces. Never had any trouble.

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Any body ever hear of ironing it on the backside with a damp cloth between? I've done that.
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Any body ever hear of ironing it on the backside with a damp cloth between? I've done that.
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Yes, I have and have done it many times.

I lay the dry painting face down on the ironing board, spray the back lightly with water and iron it on middle heat. Takes one minute and ends up flat as a board.
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

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I did a landscape with ink, am (WAS) planning on watercoloring it.. THEN I realiased that this paper should have been stretched. I used cold press, 140 lbs. It has buckled SLIGHTLY. I don't know now what I should do about it. I will buckle even more once I paint it will it not? (Needless to say I'm VERY new at this or I would have remembered about this part.). ...Thnx in advance...
If all you've done is the ink work, can't you just soak & stretch the paper now, before adding w/c? What am I missing here?
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

Don't worry, you can carry on.

If you want to flatten it before you paint it so you can tape it to a board, do as recommended above. If you are in a hurry you can iron it, otherwise you can wet the back, place it face down on a flat surface like a board and cover with another board and weight it down with books. I usually let it stay like this overnight. The next day it is flat.

Now you can tape it down to a board and proceed to put your watercolor washes over the ink with no problems. If it buckles again, you can repeat the flattening process above before matting and framing it.

Before you do, don't forget to share it with us in the Gallery.

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:33 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

You're not missing anything I don't think... just a newbie's panic button.! I needed to know if I could continue with this or if I had to stop & stretch it/would that ruin the sketch & such things.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:38 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

How do I do THAT??? (show it to you all?) I can take the pic & get it into the comp but who/where do I put it into here? (I just brought my camera a few weeks ago & am still in the dark about pretty well most of it...and the gal who helped me with what bit I DO know, said..."well first we;ll do this..." ect & SHE did it all while I was sitting there going..."uh...Duh!".... She was just a-clickin' so fast I didn't have a clue (& still don't...asking for clarification didn't cause much of a slow-down...)
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:42 PM
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LOL. Sounds like something I would do too. Have you gotten back to it yet?
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:44 PM
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

OK I will give it a try. Have some other ones in ink that I will play with first cause I've only done one painting in water so far & NONE on ink...
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Re: Oh NO.. What should I do???

Flowers, if you will hit the "quote" button when you reply, we can see what you are replying to and will be better able to respond appropriately and understand what you are answering.
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Read this thread................ http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...hreadid=330343


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