Anonymous asked: Hello! I just wanted to say your art is so beautiful and has inspired me to start painting in watercolor too! :D But i just have one question what paper do you use? Whenever I use my watercolor paper it shreds and the paper rises, kinda weird right? or is that suppose to happen? Anyways thanks for your art!
Thank you so much anon! <3 So glad to get you into watercolors and hope you’re liking it! :D Watercolour paper is supposed to hold water and should not shred, I’d recommend you get another brand if yours is shredding! At the moment I’m using 2 papers, one is Canson Montval and the other is Arches. The Canson Montval one is a maxi pack of 100 sheets and quite affordable, so if you are starting out and practicing I’d recommend it before moving onto higher quality papers :) As for the rises, it’s a common problem! It might be because your paper is too thin, so try getting 300gsm ones. There are also ways to stretch your paper before using, which you can youtube/google~ Since I’m too lazy for that, usually after I finish I piece I just wipe a damp cloth at the back side and then press it under some heavy books overnight!
Hope this helps !!