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NHC50

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on: January 21, 2012, 06:26:46 AM
I need   :help: I bought a watercolour block. How do you get it seperated. The 4 sides are covered with some kind of glue. It would look like it would be on only three sides. Do I use a blow dryer on it to loosen the glue [or what ever that is]? Or do I take it back to the store? Is it suppose to be on all 4 sides? I am very  :confused: on this one.
Thanks for any help I can get.
Nina
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Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 07:14:53 AM
Nina, I have very little experience with wc, but I think that is the way it's suppose to be. I bought one, too.  I did my cosmos painting on it.  I think that is what keeps it stretched so it doesn't buckle. I had to work at it, but using my nail on the corner, I finally worked it up. At first, I thought I was pulling up several sheets, but it's just really thick paper. 
Christina


NHC50

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Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 07:23:50 AM
Thanks C. I will try that. I just didn't want to paint on it, and not be able to get it off.
Nina
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dennis

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Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 11:50:05 AM
Study the edges of the block carefully. Usually in the center of the one side there will be a small section that does not have any glue at all. Slip the point of a knife in between the top and lower sheet to separate it. Other blocks have a corner that has not glue.

Either way there will  be a small section that has no glue where the sheets may be separated from.
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C.Bodine

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Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Thank you, Dennis!
Christina


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Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 10:41:08 AM
Yes, I had the same problem when I bought my first block.  They don't include the directions.  The best way I found is to use a palette knife.  If you look at the block, depending upon the manufacturer, you will see an area, usually in one of the corners or in the top center that does not have the glue.  Carefully insert the palette knife and then slide it around the block to loosed the sheet.  I tried to use a scissor blade, but ended up tearing the paper because the scissor blade is too thick.  You kneed something long, not too sharp, and very thin -- which describes the palette knife to a tee.

WaltLady


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Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 10:49:24 AM
 :welcome: Waltlady to the Paint Basket forum and hope you have many happy hours here.
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Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 10:59:42 AM
 :bigwelcome:  Waltlady, looking forward to getting to know you here, you will love it
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Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 11:07:42 AM
 :welcome: Waltlady. Glad you could join us.  You will love it here! Great people!
Christina


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Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 11:59:29 AM
A warm   :welcome:  to Paintbasket, Waltlady.
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NHC50

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Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 01:40:55 PM
Thanks Dennis I found it in the center. I had to get in to the light to see it though.
 :welcome: Waltlady I think you will enjoy yourself here.
Nina
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WaltLady

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Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 05:04:15 PM
I would like to thank all of you who so graciously welcomed me to the forum.  The warmth of your collective greetings, I'm sure, bodes well for my visits here.  I've learned a great deal about watercoloring from the tutorial/demo downloads and reading the interactions among so many enthusiastic and knowledgeable people here.

Walt


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Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 01:38:44 AM
A huge warm  :bigwelcome: to you Walt. 
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