The traditional and most common support material that watercolor paints are applied to is paper. When applying water based paints to paper, the fibers expand when wet and often leaves waves in the paper if they have not been pretreated evenly with water before use. These waves have a tendency to be accentuated when glass is put directly against the art - for this reason and for protection against moisture from the glass we recommend using a mat when framing a watercolor piece. The mat will help hold the watercolor in place and offer protection from the glass.
- Mounting - This is done with conservation in mind using archival tape. All mounting can be reversed.
- Glazing - This will make sure your watercolor is protected, we recommend using a protective glass such as museum glass to protect the watercolor painting from UV light rays.