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Mounting watercolor paper on a wood panel.

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

Hate framing your watercolors? Hate having your large watercolor paper bend and warp?

I got you covered. All you need to do is mount it on a wood panel.

Mounting watercolor paper on a wood panel is not for the faint of heart. It takes practice and it comes with its cons. But there are definitely many pros in favor of this method.

Choose what is best for you. If longevity is most important you might need to commit to framing. Traditional framing is the best way to protect your watercolor painting. However, if you like to live a little more on the edge and/or your budget doesn't include framing then mounting paper on a wood panel might be for you.

I scoured the internet to learn this process. So I hope you've found this post and you can now stop your search for information. I am sharing my process, my tips for success, my tips for when you fail and my process for protecting the painting once you're done (varnishing). I haven't written the varnishing post yet, but when I do it'll be linked here so you can easily find it.

So read away. I hope it helps you.

Preparatory step- Gather materials

Things you're goin' want

  • wood panel