online student question:
I never use masking tape for a number of reasons. 1. Masking tape will always leave a residue on your paper which in time will turn your paper brown. 2. If you peal the masking tape up too soon, it will pull up the top nap of your paper. 3. Masking tape is not an archival substance. 4. If you do not pre-stretch your paper, taping your paper down with masking tape is useless. I will discuss pre-stretching in further lessons. My beginning lessons explain the benefits of using the clips.