.... a little trick I use when painting on paper on my easle. I use glass and tape the paper in the top corners. The glass is in front of a panel for support. Once I am finished with the painting I can remove the tape and the painting stays intack as the paint acts as a sealer. I then paint the corners and using my old friend the nail punch I sign the piece and then use my palette knife to slip under the paper and break the seal. From there it goes to a drying rack.