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A Guide to Caring for Stain Paintings

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    • Hello Lesanne, yes, staining the reverse of a gessoed canvas should be possible. The reverse of the gessoed canvas will likely not be as absorbent as a raw canvas and this might affect how the stains behave on the surface. Using less water might be helpful. The gesso on the reverse should provide some additional stability to the canvas.

  1. I just want to tell you how helpful these Just Paint articles are. I’m experimenting with acrylic paints and related media on paper; typically I paint on panel. Though this article does not discuss paper substrates, its content and links to other resources are very, very helpful to me.


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