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|Posted: 2/16/2013 11:59:36 PM|
For anyone that has a lot of experience using mists, do I need to be using watercolor paper instead of just regular cardstock? I have a bunch of Mr. Hueys and am going to get some HS color shines as well, but I'm not sure if I should be using watercolor paper with them (I haven't tried any mists as of yet). I am trying to avoid the paper curling when its dried as I've heard can happen.
If I should use the watercolor paper, is there a brand anyone can recommend? Also, does anyone know where I could find some white 12X12 packs of it? I have searched some sites, but can't seem to find any.
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|Posted: 2/17/2013 4:31:14 AM|For my art journals, I use my special mixed media journals. However, for layouts, I just mist, add modeling paste, etc., right on regular cardstock. If it curls when it dries, sometimes I will lay my scrap piece of granite on it for a bit but for the most part, I don't worry about it. It "settles" down once I get all of my embellishments on it and put it in a page protector. Just don't oversaturate the paper. You want to lightly mist.
|Posted: 2/17/2013 6:24:51 AM|
I haven't noticed a lot of curling when using mists. A little mist goes a long way. I try to spray about 12" from the paper in quick bursts to get a light even mist.
I guess if you were trying to turn a white page a dark blue with mist it might saturate the page and cause curling. As the paper dried, I would put it between two pieces of scrap paper and then under a few heavy books.
|Posted: 2/17/2013 8:54:17 PM|
You could also lightly spray the back with water first if you know you are going to saturate the front. I think Tim Holtz is where I heard that.
Watercolor paper has a lot more texture so I imagine it would distort some of the spray/texture. But you could try and let us know!
|Posted: 2/17/2013 8:56:01 PM|I just use them on my regular cardstock or patterned paper. But I think watercolor paper would be interesting. I say just play, experiment, have fun and see what you like best.
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|Posted: 2/18/2013 12:38:32 AM|
I use them on regular cardstock, too. I agree that experimenting is a good idea!
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|Posted: 2/18/2013 10:28:16 AM|I use them heavyweight cs and pp and don't have any problem. However if you are wanting to blend and mix colors for various effects, water color paper might be best? I just spray or drop so my regular cs and pp work fine
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