RE: two questions about watercolor paper

From: Loris Medici ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/21/05-01:06:42 AM Z
Message-id: <001301c5d60d$fde9e410$f402500a@altinyildiz.boyner>

Charles, Canson CP is not the same on both sides. The front size has
random texture while the back side has a orderly patterned texture. Both
sides take Cyanotype and Vandyke in the same manner though... You can
use the patterned back side in order to accentuate some kind of orderly
texture present in your photo (in the correct orientation of course).

Regards,
Loris.

-----Original Message-----
From: ryberg [mailto:cryberg@comcast.net]
Sent: 20 Ekim 2005 Perşembe 21:25
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: two questions about watercolor paper

     I know that some watercolor papers are made with different surfaces
on each side. I can tell by feel that Arches Palatine is smoother on
the front than the back. But most of the papers I hold seem to be the
same on both sides--Arches HP watercolor and Canson CP are the two I use
most often. Are the sides really the same or should I start paying
attention to which side I coat?
     Also, When I cut a sheet (usually 22 x 30) with two deckle edges
into four pieces 11 x 14, should I print with the deckle edge always
oriented the same way? I realize that I have landscape prints with the
edge on the top and others with the edge on the bottom. Likewise, on
portrait orientation, sometimes it is right, sometimes left--I just have
not taken care to be consistent.
     Thanks, Charles Portland OR
Received on Fri Oct 21 01:02:53 2005

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