This entry was originally posted on Sunday July 14, 2012

Today’s Sunday Secrets comes from Bernie in Alberta.

She asks,

“Do you know anything about those boards with the plastic holders/clips for stretching similar to

 Guerilla Painter Watercolor Board?  Are they effective?”

 Thanks for the question, Bernie.

I do know about those boards. I don’t have one but several of my students have used them.

There are a few advantages to having a board like this.

The boards are usually made of gatorboard which makes it lightweight and easy to carry.

It is also easier to use for those that find stapling paper to a board difficult.

It will keep the paper tight and smooth when painting.

You will also have a nice white border when the painting is complete.

However, you need to be careful when painting very wet-in-wet or pouring paint.

The paint will seep under the clamps and become trapped.

As your paper is drying, large blooms will appear around the edges of your painting.

Taping the edges very well might prevent this from happening.

Leslie Lambert

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