Making Your Own Watercolor Pads

I can’t take credit for this wonderful money-saving idea.  Jorge Royan was discussing sketchbooks versus watercolor pads, and a few of us liked pads better than sketchbooks for many reasons.  They are more expensive, but Jorge makes his own!

He buys good 300lb watercolor paper, and I will do that as I get better, but for now I used the inexpensive Strathmore pads I bought on sale at Michael’s.  All the corners were clamped firmly, and these were the areas where later I can get a letter opener in to peel a page off the pad.  Aileen’s White Tacky Glue was spread around the edge.

tacky glue + watercolor paper 2

I also did the edges on the Fluid pads because they just glue two edges,
so sometimes the middle lifts and puddles.  Problems solved, and cheap!

For more information on the tools Jorge Royan uses to create his
wonderful sketches, below, visit Parkablogs when they interviewed him!



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5 Responses to Making Your Own Watercolor Pads

  1. That’s hair painting is fabulous


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love making things and sharing the way things can be made. Thanks. I don’t paint, but I still like knowing this technique.


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