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Tousabella

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on: August 16, 2013, 07:03:20 PM
Heyyyy....Isn't the right side, (the painting side), supposed to be rougher than the back?
I think I've just found out some of my problems.  :2funny:


I bought AcquareLLo, 140 lbs, 9 1/2 X 12 1/2 inches...I thought I was getting a real good price, but it's just dawning on me...I think the paper was bound backwards!...Hence, the "good" price.  I just tore out the next leaf for Sundays lesson, and it felt strange...smooth.  The other side felt rough.  Hmmm.   :idea:   I've been painting in the binder and not taking the paper out, but thought I would for this lesson.  Guess I haven't been paying attention.....BUT I WILL FROM NOW ON!!!!
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Tousabella

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Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
Well, wouldn'tchaknow!!  Go on the internet and find out all kinds of things.  AcquareLLo paper is made in Italy...has been for mega years....and the smooth finish is for watercolors and gouache. Soooo....guess I can't blame the paper on my boo boos. LOL
Thanks for anyone that has taken the time to read this. Sorry I took up your time, but I really thought the rough side was the 'right' side.
G'Nite.
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Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 04:41:37 AM
You could always try painting on the rougher side....you never know, you might like it better! You wouldn't be the first!  :whistle:     ;D
Cheers, Val

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Tousabella

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Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 12:58:59 PM
Phew...I figured I was the only one who took the 'wrong' way!!    :heeha:


I am gonna try the other side!!
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Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 01:06:21 PM
I had some paper a while back, I didn't like the way the paint reacted with it....so, I tried the backside and found I liked it better.  :heeha: The way I see it is... there is no 'wrong' way, just a bunch of big  :oops: as in, maybe I shouldn't have done that!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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