Re: Board for stretching?
I cover a piece of ceiling tile (that styrofoam, I think it is, stuff) with duct tape. Then I can staple (which I don't anymore) or tape with masking tape.
I don't stretch paper anymore. Just tape it on the " ceiling tile board" and start painting. I use arches 140.
Vasil, one artist/author (Linda Kemp "Painting Outside the Liines") uses plexiglass, but she doesn't tape it down. Just wets her paper on both sides, lays it on the plexiglass, and starts painting. Oh! She uses that same plexiglass as a palette for mixing her paints adjacent to her painting! Then she lays the painting on a wooden board to dry it; she said the painting sticks if she leaves it on the plexiglass. Do you have trouble with it sticking to the plexiglass?
Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists...Marcel Proust
Last edited by KansasLady : 06-29-2004 at 08:36 AM.