View Full Version : moisture on paper?

08-09-2003, 07:29 PM
I remember reading here about art paper absorbing moisture and not responding as well to ink. Is that true? The same markers I've been using have started bleeding into the paper; I thought it might be from the humidity. Can I solve this?


08-09-2003, 10:23 PM
Good paper won't bleed, in my experience, but if you use lower-grade bristol or other papers, bleeding occurs even when dry. I don't know exactly what humidity and hand oils do to paper, though.

Robin Riggs
08-10-2003, 07:52 PM
Yes excessive humidity can affect the way paper takes different media. It can even affect pencillers. The only way around that I know of is to work in an air conditioned room or get a dedicated dehumidifier.

Darren Schwindaman
08-11-2003, 02:53 AM
on one of scott mcdaniel's very comprehensive tutorials (i'm sure you can find it in the LINKS section here) he lists a hair dryer as one of his supplies for drying out the pages