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Size: 23x31 cm
Arches is a brand of watercolor paper that is made in France.
It is considered to be one of the finest watercolour papers in the world, and is used by professional artists all over the world.
Arches paper is made from 100% cotton, and is gelatin sized to the core. This means that the paper is evenly sized throughout, which makes it very resistant to buckling and warping.
Arches paper also has a natural white color, which is not too bright or too yellow.
Arches paper is available in a variety of weights and textures, so you can find the perfect paper for your needs
Watercolour paper is made up of wood pulp exclusively or mixed with cotton fibers.
Watercolour paper is usually made by any of these processes : handmade, mold-made, machine-made.
Watercolour papers made with cotton fibers are more suitable for achieving the Watercolour techniques. They are made with cotton fibers ranging from 25% to 100%.
The texture of the paper matters based on painting style and an artist’s personal preference.
Here’s the three types of paper,
Hot-pressed paper :
Hot pressed paper is a type of watercolour paper that has been pressed at high pressure between smooth, heated rollers.
This process results in a smooth, even surface with very little tooth.
Hot pressed paper is often used for watercolor paintings that require a lot of detail, as the smooth surface allows for precise brushwork
Cold pressed paper is a type of watercolour paper that has been pressed between cold metal plates.
This gives the paper a slightly textured surface that is ideal for watercolour painting.
Cold pressed paper is also more absorbent than hot pressed paper, which makes it better for creating washes of color.
Some paper brands refer to a Cold pressed paper as “CP(Not)" which stands for "cold press, not hot pressed."
This means that CP(Not) paper is not as smooth as hot pressed paper, but it is also not as rough as rough grain paper.
Rough texture paper:
Rough grain watercolour paper is a type of watercolour paper that has a textured surface.
The texture is created by the paper fibers being raised during the manufacturing process.
Rough grain paper is often used for watercolour paintings that require a lot of movement and expression, as the texture allows the paint to flow and blend more easily.
Importance of Watercolour paper:
The quality of paper is very important when it comes to painting. The right surface can greatly enhance the appearance of the artwork.
Using the right paper for watercolour paintings enables the artist to get the desired effects & techniques.
Watercolour papers ranging in 200gsm or 250gsm are ideal for light watercolour washes whereas watercolour paper above 300gsm is suitable for heavy washes.
A 300 GSM, 100% cotton Watercolour paper is preferred by many artists to get the desired Watercolour techniques and these papers will not buckle up even after applying many layers of washes/paints.
These papers can also be used for other mediums like acrylics, gouache, color pencils, pastels, oil colors and charcoal art.
Size : 23 x 31 cm (4 cut edges) , 26 x 36 cm (Deckle edges)
Type : Cold pressed Paper pads
GSM & type: 300 GSM, 100% cotton
Acid free, good for archival