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Re: Paste Paper vs. Paint Paper

  Just as a reminder, it is possible to do paste papers in several
steps. For a sense of depth to the paper, one can do a base coating of
acrylic, let it dry, and then do a colored paste layer in which the
design is worked with stamps, fingers, etc.  Don't let the paper dry too
long after the base coat is applied or you will have to fight with the
tendancy of a paper to curl.  One can tape down the corners of the paper
to hold it flat through the process, but the corners will usually need
to be trimmed off after the paper is finished.  Layered paste papers are
hard to store for very long since they do tend to curl, and some papers
will work better than others for this sort of thing.
 Dorothy Africa

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