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Hints and Tips #1

Wed Apr 9, 2014, 2:18 PM



Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' and 
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many 
forms and mediums that you may work in.

SO... The first Hint/Tip is -

FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)

steps by TheWelshTranslator

STEPS

1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait 
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat

Lucifer by RhynWilliams
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=

I hope this helps
Bye :wave:










First Hints and Tips
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:iconlady-pandora-808:
Lady-Pandora-808 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
My mind is blown.You have no idea how many warped paintings I have.Fan..tastic!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm glad I could help
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:iconlady-pandora-808:
Lady-Pandora-808 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
Im glad to accept help.
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:iconleonfoxwings:
LeonFoxwings Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is awesome :D

having the paper stretched from the beginning helps too :)

 but hey, Excellent tutorial. Straight to the point :D
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
buckling still happens even if you previously stretched it
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:iconleonfoxwings:
LeonFoxwings Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
if you're using tape, like I use to >_>

but if you use a stapler (your usual one)  and a wooden plate, it wont buckle :D

it uses like a ton of staples "xD but it gets you neat results :dummy:

takes a couple of tries for practice xD
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:iconcoolcurry:
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you have any tips for if the watercolor is larger than a book?
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
find a place that sells wood and buy two slabs, cover both sides with plastic and seal them tight, press them together with the painting inside and cover the painting with the other slab of wood... then do the same as the book. but it should take longer to dry as the only thing that absorbs the moisture is air.. I have not tried this but in theory it should work
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:iconcoolcurry:
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really helpful! Thanks for sharing :D
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
very welcome!
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to upload more in the `Hints and Tips` series? If so, I`m looking forward to them! :D
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
if you follow projecteducate you will be updated with more stuff like this, I will probably do another one but i'm not quite sure when as the 'hints and tips' is a collaborative mini project
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes sense now, thank you! :D
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
welcome!
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconxrxlxs:
Xrxlxs Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Thanks a lot for the tip. I just tried it out yesterday. It is great and it really works.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm really glad!!
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ASDFGHJKJHGFDS

YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED TO SEE THIS X333

I JUST STARTED WATERCOLORING AND I'VE NOTICED THE LUMPY BITS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ON MY PAPER~

I hope to see more of your tips ;33
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
well each week, someone different hosts the 'hint's and tips' but you might see me post another sometime soon :D
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
Still glad to know you are sharing~
Hope to see you and thank you very much X33 
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
most welcome!
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I've found wetting the back of the paper before starting the work can lower the amount of warping that happens while painting. 

This will help fix it good though after the fact. Thank you :)
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
I have tried that but it ends up warping any way, the only way to guarantee no warping is to either stick it on a board with brown gum tape (which you lose the edges, or by using a watercolour block like the brand 'Aqvarelle Arches' but even then you have to cut the sides
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:iconbakerdezign:
Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Nice tip when working with the watercolors. I'm not good at all with that medium,but,I just came here to read the tip.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks, It's good to learn even if you don't work in that medium ;)
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:icondemonmilk:
demonmilk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is realyl interesting, usually I do flatten my watercolor paintings under a book, but I've never tried adding water to the back of the paper before.I'll have to give it a try with my next painting. 
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
I hope it works well with you
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Excellent tip!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks! :bow:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome! :la:
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Excellent Rhyn! I look forward to reading all these.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
 I hope loads of people pitch in and share their tips too, I have to go and think about something else to talk about for some other time. every week it will be someone different ;)
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:iconnamtar57:
namtar57 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Great idea, I've tried ironing them with limited success, this is so much simpler.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
I also have tried ironing one before, it just makes the surface smooth, that's all
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Awesome! Never knew it could be so easy. :aww:
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
:lol:
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:iconbyebyebyebyebye:
Byebyebyebyebye Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Cool :) 
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
;)
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:icondiamondfusion:
DiamondFusion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Finally!! I've been having this problem ever since I got into water based media, and I've never figured out (outside of paper shrinking, which takes a lot of time) how to flatten my paintings. Thanks so much for this!!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm glad I could help.. It was myself getting frustrated with warped paintings that made me experiment with the paper :p
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:iconjbritz22:
jbritz22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, love the pictures and how everything is layed out! Excited for the upcoming tips!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you! i'm sure there will be awesome ones ahead :nod:
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tip :)
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
:bow:
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:iconruth-1:
Ruth-1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I shall try that! Thank you :)
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
welcome
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:iconmoshpitmonsta:
Moshpitmonsta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome :D hehehe I've always wondered how to get my paintings flat without ruining them :P Thanks :3
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