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How to stretch watercolor paper

Watercolor painting of North Coast Sunset back of paper was thoroughly wetted

What does it mean to stretch watercolor paper? Why and how would you do it? The main reason people stretch their watercolor paper, is because when it gets wet, as you paint, it expands creating cockles or wrinkles. These can make painting difficult for some people. By stretching your paper, the cockles are greatly reduced Continue Reading …