Tip file: Altered watercolor paper

From Cathy Johnson in the April 1984 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

Incising, scraping, gouging or otherwise bruising the unpainted surface of your paper will affect the way it takes pigments. Fine lines cut or scrapedinto the surface with a craft knife will colect paint, making tiny dark lines in the surface of a wash. A scraped area, made with the sie of a knife blade, will cause larger areas to absorb the color more deeply into the paper fibers.

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