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Old 02-20-2020, 02:23 PM
Focusonart19 Focusonart19 is offline
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Watercolour paper or printmaking paper

I am wondering which paper I should use for intaglio and small amount of watercolour paint added at the end? I was thinking of using Winsor & Newton 90 lb HP surface Watercolour paper or stonehedge paper.

For the watercolour paint, I will need to paint like 15% of the composition after intaglio portion of it. If it's watercolour paper, how much time should I soak the paper?

Any advice?
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:03 PM
blackandwhite blackandwhite is offline
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Re: Watercolour paper or printmaking paper

Soaking time depends on the sizing... Some papers that contain starch or CMC based sizing will tolerate less soaking that gelatin-sized papers.
If you want to play safe, just use spray mist bottle to moisten the papers and put the papers to plastic bag (or wrap with plastic) for e.g. one hour to let the moisture spread evenly. Usually it can be learnt fast that how much spraying is necessary to get the perfect result and you don't need to worry about washing away the sizing.
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