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After I do image transfer on watercolor paper( Arches), the paper does not dry flat. Do you have any suggestions to correct this problem?

-- christopher (dolcegabb@earthlink.net), December 13, 1998


I simply put dry transfers under a load of some heavy books for a night.
From my observation, Arches paper has a stronger tendency to curl when drying than some other watercolor paper, e.g., Lana or Fabriano Artistico.
Marek Uliasz - Photography & Polaroid Transfer Art
e-mail: uliasz@aster.com or uliasz@frii.com
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-- Marek Uliasz (uliasz@frii.com), December 13, 1998.

I do all my image transfers on Arches 140# HP, and they do curl a bit. When they are dry, I put them between two sheets of clean watercolor paper and press them with a medium-warm iron (permanent press setting), then press them overnight under a stack of books or something.

-- Leanne Frank (leannef@bellsouth.net), December 26, 1998.

I do watercolor painting. To get paper flat, place face down on plain newsprint on hard surface (countertop), use damp NOT DRIPPY sponge to go over back of wc paper, lay another sheet of newsprint on top of that and then a slab of glass, plexi; weight with heavy books, let sit overnight (easy for me to say living in Phoenix), and disassemble. If not dry, replace weights & let it dry longer. I have use both Arches and Winsor Newton Hot Press (smooth finish) paper for both I & E work, and find that the Winsor Newton holds together better, accepts better, and dries f

-- J.K. Lawson (JKLart90@Yahoo.com), August 21, 1999.

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