Gary Johnson

How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

Thursday, June 20, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 pm

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Free and open to the public.

Stretched Watercolor Paper over Stretcher Bars

  • Select frame and then paper to match being able to wrap it around the frame to the back side for stapling. About 2-3 inches depending on the stretcher bars used.
  • Soak paper for around 7-10 minutes to get it really wet.
  • Place the paper on a clean surface and then put the frame on it with the correct side on the paper.
  • Cut the corners as shown.
  • Wrap the paper over the bars and staple to the stretcher bars.

Join us in June for this program.


Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson is a Fayetteville, AR resident and self-taught artist, who now teaches classes and workshops. Educated in engineering and business with both bachelors and masters degrees he’s traveled extensively and taken workshops to help develop new ideas for his art by being a keen observer of surroundings he visits and paying particular attention to color, shape, and value. He is a Signature Member in the SCWS, KWS, WHS, and MSW.

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