Paper warping

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by George, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. George

    George Member

    Hi all,

    I gave this advice in one of the other forums...thought I should share
    to some more people.

    I'm now and then painting watercolours. The paper will most of the time
    get very warped and will not look nice if you don't correct that.

    When the painting is still damp just iron it with witha normal flat iron
    (the steam version works as well) on an ironing board.
    If you need further dampening do that with a sponge on the backside...let
    it rest for a while...then iron.

    I have used this method several times on models where I have added
    effects with watercolour.

    Just to be this before you assemble the kit... :D
  2. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member


    One can also use a technique called "drybrush",
    which is basically to wring 80 to 90% of the moisture from
    the brush before applying the color. This limits the
    amount of water delivered with color, and can
    reduce paint induced warp. :wink:
  3. Texman

    Texman Guest

    As I use markers to edge color, I find that using a method similar
    to drybrushing works. It takes a little more time, but just barely
    touching the pen to the paper will color the edges just right.

    To keep wings from warping, I use a set of clamps to hold the
    trailing edge until dry. This helps to keep the warping from
    the pens and glue to a minimum.


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