Folding Watercolor Paper to Common Sizes

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Below shows how a 22″ x 30″ full sheet of 140# (300gsm) WC paper can be folded and ripped to get common painting sizes. You can then buy pre-cut mats like 3.5 x 5″, 5 x 7″, 8 x 10″, 11 x 14″ (10.5 x 13.5″). The first image shows how you can get 6- 8 x 10″ pages and 3-5 x7″ sheets. Note If you rip on the dark line you will have all 6 connected like a book. The second photo shows how you can make a booklet of 16 pages of 5×7″ sheets. NOTE: This works with Arches paper and a few others. It does not work with Fabriano Artistico, it is too soft. Of course 300# paper is too thick to fold into a book but you could still rip into the common sizes.

Last updated 8 Nov 19, specified 140#, not 300#. 17 Aug 18, Ripping paper doesn’t work with Fabriano Artistico