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Perfect for plein air painting and convenient for travel, Arches Watercolor Pads are ideal for both professional artists and students.
Each pad holds 12 sheets of natural white, 140 lb (300 gsm), 100% cotton paper that is acid-free. The paper is ideal for watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylics, drawing, and printmaking, and strong enough to handle multiple washes of color, masking fluid, scrubbing, and artist's tape without damage to the surface. Gelatin sizing gives each fiber a consistent feel and absorbency.
A long-time favorite of artists, Arches watercolor paper is produced on a cylinder mould machine and has been manufactured in the same French paper mill since 1492.
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Great experience buying from Blick!
from Woodinville, WA
Comments about Arches Watercolor Pads:
I'm a water color artist and paint animal portraits. Love the Archers 140 cold press, rough paper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent quality and convenient spiral pads.
I can use these pads for quick outdoor sketches and then take them to my studio to add the finishing touches. If I want to keep them together as studies, the spiral does that for me. Or I can tear the page and frame it. Love this see pads!
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The products I ordered were recommended by JD Hillberry since I am taking some of his online class videos to learn more techniques. I am 58 years old and know I can never stop learning! I had never heard of Blick before, but I know I will be coming back to make purchases in the future.
Always my "go to"
By Wc hopeful
from Ann arbor, mi
Great convenience. Same quality.
A work of art
This paper takes punishment and holds up well.
Arches Water color pads
from West St. Paul, MN
I use water color for my cards and this paper is great. Just wish there were more sheets in a pad than 12, but I can live with that. Its great paper and does not curl up.
from Yucaipa, CA
You can't use masking fluid on cheaper paper without pulling up the surface. Much better for both artists and beginners.
Love this paper
from Los Angeles, CA
I love this paper. Since its smooth I can use it for pen and ink, as well as other mediums more so than the cold pressed. It holds watercolor well. I like it using in my card making even better than card stock. After my discovery of the Arches brand watercolor papers, it has become my go to for all my fine art and craft projects.
Water color paper, excellent quality, great
from West St. Paul, Minnesota
I do water color painting on cards and this paper is excellent for this project.
Excellent quality paper at a great price
from Sebring, FL
I use Arches (fine and rough) for many of my watercolor projects. The texture is what I like most. This paper absorbs water evenly, which is especially useful for washes. The paper holds up to low tack masking tape--it has never torn when I remove the tape.
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