FREQUENTLY  ASKED  PAINTING  QUESTIONS

11.  Why do you put masking tape on the watercolor paper's edges?

Basically, because I like an edge in which to wipe off the excess water and paint.  I do not do it to create white borders.

Also, it can help hold the paper on to its backing board--whether stapled to a wood backing board or a painting block.

I simply apply standard masking tape (not painter's tape) to the "dry" paper edges.  This is not intended, necessarily, to prevent the paint from leaking on to the paper underneath the tape.  If if does, it shouldn't matter, as the edges will eventually be covered with a framing mat.

 

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