I've just made a seascape pic that I'm really pleased with on the whole but it's puckering vertically, presumably because I only did one horizontal and vertical under-layer and then the pic on top is entirely horizontal stripes. Should have done two vertical layers but it's too late now!
Does anyone have any advice on how I might be able to smooth it. Vertical texture on a horizontal picture isn't working for me!
Thanks Ruth, I will try the iron and stretch first. It did occur to me that I could stretch it on a canvas but I rather like the raggedy edges so I'd rather not do that. I've got some silk painting stretcher bars somewhere so if ironing and stretching doesn't do it I'll re-wet and pin it on those. Thanks for all the suggestions.
I steam iron with lots of steam. If you just iron it you can often get the puckering out with out stretching it. If you have to stretch it . watch your fingers the iron makes your felt really hot. Remember to pull it all over and not just the edges or you will end up with rippley edges.