Sandra Hildreth wrote: > > As an experienced artist/teacher, I have an embarassing question to ask: > for years I have done watercolors on large single pieces of Arches 300 > lb. watercolor paper. Recently my local college bookstore had a sale and > I bought a block of watercolor paper (25 sheets). How does one get the > individual pieces of paper separated from the block? It is also Arches > paper and has a band of black stuff all around the 4 edges. Hopefully > someone can email me a quick answer. I've already painted on the top > sheet (I just couldn't wait to use it). Thanks in advance. > > -- > Sandra Hildreth > C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies) > http://www.northnet.org/hildreth > Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660 > Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
Upon taking Watercolor class, for my masters degree, I was taught to
take the end of a thin paint brush and stick it under the first sheet of
paper. (There should be an opening somewhere, if not I would cut one
with an X-Acto knife). Run the brush all the way around the block under
the first sheet of paper. This should release it.