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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Rachelrose View Post
Is Bristol a watercolor paper? I always see it as "Bristol Board." I have some, and I have the same experience as Sabrina with it - wet Distress techniques don't work so well on it. It behaves much like cardstock. When I started working with Distress Inks and tried to do wet techniques on cardstock, it turned out so badly that I was going to give up altogether. Then I tried on watercolor paper and it was a completely different result - no pilling or warping.
Bristol board or smooth finish watercolor paper is not quite as thick as the textured watercolor paper but doesn't pill for me. I don't know why the bristol gave you such problems. I guess it's just a matter of how much water was applied. I don't have a problem doing the watercolor background even on card stock. This Celebrate You Shadow by stamphappy1650 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers was stamped using very vanilla.
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