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Trying to learn how to stretch watercolor paper
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It worked! It dried flat! This is paper that buckled on me, using just tape on dry paper. This time, I wet the paper in the kitchen sink, and stapled it to gator board. This was my first time. I bought the board about a week ago, and have been nervous about using it. I am very pleased. At first the paper buckled, but I'd hoped, (without expecting) it to dry flat, and it did, it did dry flat! Now I know how to stretch paper, and don't have to buy expensive paper blocks.
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My cheap standard size paper doesn't dry buckled much, just from taping it down with masking tape. That's the paper I used on Neil and Eddy/Neil. It's inexpensive but acid free, so it's still good paper, but I've been experimenting, with other paper. A person who works at an art supply store recommended a certain paper, and it buckled, and stayed buckled when dried. I didn't want to waste it, so I invested in gator board and a good office stapler. Another paper I ended up purchasing, is supposed to be painter's choice, but it buckled, and it was disappointing, especially because it's in block form and that's not supposed to happen. Maybe now, I'll rip the papers off the block and staple them, soaking wet, to my board.
 

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Does he have any legs? It’s unclear from the picture—and he’s not moved for weeks.
I'm working from a new tablet, and photos seem to show up differently than on my old tablet. I'll have a look at the same reference photo on my old tablet and see if more leg shows up. Maybe Luis just had his camera closer than usual.
 
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