Friday, 9 December 2016

How wet is the paper?

For those of us who battle with the wetness of the paper below is a very useful summary from the Handprint website that explains the stages of wetness and how to achieve the different stages. I'm not sure I agree with drying the paper with a hot-air gun, but nevertheless........


The details page mentioned in the graphic above "six stages of paper wetness" elaborates on the effect of the degree of wetness on paint behaviour.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I have used a hot air gun/hairdryer in the past in order to speed up drying times, and although it is quite common to do so in landscape work I find it counter productive. The reason is that rather than some colours sitting on the paper, it drives all pigments into the paper, and can result in a rather dull/bland and unpleasantly uniform look. Patience is a virtue!

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