Monday, August 24, 2009

Me iron? the irony of that!



Me Iron? I usually buy clothes, that never need to be iron, in fact cant remember the last time I turned a iron on. But I had heard about an easy way to flatten out your watercolors by ironing them, so I thought I would try it out on this new painting of an orchid.
I laid the painting face down on some viva paper towel on top of a piece of foam board and set that on the iron board. I then lightly sprayed the back of the painting, then laid down a cloth napkin, and ironed on a low heat.
It worked really well! I liked the fact I didn't have to wait all night, and find all sorts of heavy things to lay on it for weight to help press it out. So doing some ironing wasn't so bad.....

5 comments:

  1. Sheila-I really like the wonderful texture of your rocks on the Stonehenge Yupo piece! Since we got together it really looks as though you're mastering how to move the paint around on that slick surface.
    Thanks for the run down of how you ironed your painting-I've sort of tried to do it before, but was always afraid I'd scorch the paper or something-will try it again using your method.

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  3. What a great idea! Spritzing the back to dampen the paper. I'll try this. So far my dry ironing hasn't been so effective. Wonderful blog- especially your title image. You inspire me to try and write more... http://dharma-heart.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Sheila!
    Well you've proved that nessecity is the mother of invention - great technique!

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  5. Thank you Sheila for this great tip! I am definitely going to give it a try on my next painting!

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