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L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
I thought I would touch on drying a painting for just a moment more. Indulge me. If you run across a problem like I had blogged about earlier, there are alternatives. When I restored the piece that was damaged I re-wet the back and re-stapled it and let it dry and then proceeded with the restoration project. This is probably the best solution if you already have staple holes in the paper, and what I should have done in the first place. (Hindsight, right?) If you are planning on floating your painting in the frame this won't be an option. I staple my paintings unless I am using 300 lb. paper or it is a particularly small piece. For that reason I keep drying boards, and I might add that I have never had an issue drying on my boards. So again, don't use acrylic as a replacement for a board. How many little shards of paper did I remove? I lost count but my tweezers and magnifying glass came in handy. Back to my brushes.
"When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests." - Maria Mitchell
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