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    #substrates #mixedmedia #sketchpaper #kraftpaper #butcherpaper #copypaper #printerpaper
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    Gail Moser

    The week’s art activities all specify some type of paper as the substrate – that is, the surface on which you will apply your media. Mixed media art paper would be ideal because it can stand up to paint, but you don’t have to use it. If you already have canvas or art board, you can use them. White butcher paper will work, too. Also, you can make just about any type of medium weight paper work if you put a piece of cardboard under it to absorb any paint that might leak through.
    If you do use a thinner paper (such as copy or printer paper), there is the danger that the paint will saturate it and leak. Also it will have a lot of wrinkles because it isn’t designed to handle the application of anything water-based. But you can make it work! You can even use a warm iron (lightly) on the reverse side to get the wrinkles out later.
    Remember, your surface doesn’t have to be white – you can use a piece of cardboard, or brown “kraft” paper. Kraft paper can be found with the mailing, moving, and packing supplies at local discount and drug stores. Some very interesting artwork can be made from applying bright paints to the caramel-y brown background of kraft paper.
    So just choose something, so we can get started!
    #substrate #mixedmedia #anypaper #cardboard

    Gail Moser
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