Category Archives: Framing

How to frame a watercolor painting

Reference watercolor painting by Chrysovalantour Mavroudis used for how to frame a watercolor painting

This article will show you how to frame a watercolor painting. There may be different ways but this is how I do it. The first step is to ensure your watercolor painting is totally flat. As I do not pre-stretch my watercolor paper it cockles or buckles a little so I flatten it before framing. Continue Reading …

Removing cockles and wrinkles from watercolor paper

Watercolor painting Rising Mist boat painting by Joe Cartwright

If you do not stretch your watercolor paper you will usually find that your paper has cockled (the creasing or wrinkling of a surface) or warped during painting to a varying degree. Then when you try to frame it your painting will not sit flat on its mat. To help with this problem I have Continue Reading …