This entry was originally posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012

This past week I talked about how to lift color and mistakes in your watercolor paintings.

Another trick for lifting mistakes is to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

This magic eraser was initially designed to lift stains off of walls and household items.

However, several watercolorists have discovered that if it can lift crayon and a child’s painted hand prints from walls, it just might lift paint from paper.

And it does!

Just tear a small piece off of the eraser, dip it in water and erase away.

The eraser is to be used gently though.

I would recommend using it sparingly and not to scrub back to white (unless it is a pale color you are lifting).

It can be abrasive and scrubbing excessively hard will ruin and might tear your paper.

I would also recommend using the original formula instead of all the other kinds that might have additional chemicals.

Leslie Lambert

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