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No-stretch anti-cockling solution for paper?

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I am too impatient to stretch paper before I use it. If a painting cockles, I turn it face down on a smooth, clean surface and wipe all over the back with a damp cloth. Then I put a drawing board over it, weight it down and leave it to dry. The cockling disappears as if by magic!

Terry Harrison, Brush with Acrylics: Painting the easy way

Gotta try this sometime. I’m really impatient as well, plus every time I try to stretch paper I just end up getting adhesive on my window and an unstretched piece of paper.

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Written by krysjez

February 6, 2010 at 9:01 pm