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  • Best Tape for Watercolor Paper

    Best Tape for Watercolor Paper

    There are hundreds of types of tapes, but which is the best tape for watercolor paper? You need to make sure you pick correctly or like I did when started out, you could ruin your painting with the tape ripping into it. In general the best tape or watercolor paper that I use is regular […]

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  • What GSM Paper Is Best for Watercolor

    What GSM Paper Is Best for Watercolor

    What is gsm and which paper gsm should you look for when you’re choosing paper? When I was a beginner I didn’t understand this and would pick the wrong paper which wouldn’t be suitable for watercolor painting. I ended up needlessly wasting good paper. GSM is the acronym for ‘grams per square meter’, and in […]

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  • Can You Use a Light Box With Watercolor Paper?

    Can You Use a Light Box With Watercolor Paper?

    Watercolor paper can be quite expensive, so you want to get your pencil lines down right with few mistakes, because too much erasing and redoing lines can sometimes adversely affect the paper.  You can use a light box for watercolor painting, which is a great way to get line art onto paper precisely and without […]

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