How do I flatten my watercolour?

Guides and advice, How to ..., Watercolour

Creases may be caused by accidental damage or improper storage. Treatment may include “drumming” on to Japanese paper to flatten the paper. Undulations, effectively bumps and bulges in the painting, may be caused by raised humidity and due to the hygroscopic properties of paper (water absorbent), controlling the humidity can help prevent the initial structural… Read more »

Common damage to watercolour paintings

Guides and advice, Watercolour

Watercolour paintings and works on paper are inherently fragile items. The challenges they face can be therefore quite different to more robust oil paintings on canvas and panel. There is, however, always a solution to the problems that they face. Whether a watercolour has foxing, or a map is torn, professional conservation can rectify these… Read more »