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why does this happen
« on: August 02, 2012, 06:33:51 AM »
im a young artist on a budget so when i use watercolor on printer paper it gets those stupid little bubbles

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Re: why does this happen
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 07:27:20 PM »
Watercolor paper is better suited to absorb the water.  Some watercolor papers are even made from rags instead of wood pulp.  Computer paper or typing paper is not made to absorb water and as a result, it buckles as the water dries. Even watercolor will occasionally warp because of the use of water.  I would suggest grabbing some cheap watercolor paper at the art store to practice with, since you are a beginner.  (I even saw some inexpensive watercolor paper at Walmart the other day) Using paper that's made for watercolor painting makes watercolor painting more enjoyable!  For a little more info on watercolor papers, you can read this.

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Re: why does this happen
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 10:04:21 PM »
Depending on where you live Michaels always has great deals on pads of watercolor paper, may not be for professionals but we beginners find it perfect ;D