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Help with Arches Watercolor Block 140lb

What’s the best, cleanest way to remove a sheet from a watercolor block? First time I’ve tired using this.

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    hiya, if its a watercolour block, you dont take the page off until its painted, its done that way with wax to stop the paper stretching, have fun with it, i always used it for my watercolours,dawnx

  • YAY Dawn to the rescue. But still, once I get it painted how do I get that joker off the block? LOL does it get easier once the painting is done?

    – JRobinWhitley

  • katsarecool
    katsarecoolover 4 years ago

    What about a long steel ruler with a box cutter? I have done this with a lot of success. Good luck and happy painting as “Bob” used to say!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    let it dry through and then use a think letter opener, its a tricky job but worth taking the time over, have fun,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn! I wanted to make sure I didn’t mess up the paper

    – JRobinWhitley

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    opps thin letter opener hehe

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 4 years ago

    I use a palette knife, and always pull it toward you as you move around the block, not into the block itself. Make sure the painting is completely dry before removing it.

  • Thanks for the tip bev. Every one helps since Arches is a bit pricey and as a novice I don’t want to destroy it!

    – JRobinWhitley