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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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® Arches is a registered trademark.
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Best paper to buy.
By The Shell Lady
Comments about Arches Watercolor Pads:
I like all the Arches paper pads especially the ones that come in blocks.It saves on taping your paper down to something else.I find them very handy and love all the different sizes.I wish they came in smaller sizes as well.I prefer the blocks over the pads,but find both useful.Dick Blick's prices can't be beat.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A real Gem
I love using these Arches pads. They make starting a painting so much easier. The quality of the paper is very good.
Arches WC paper lives up to its reputation. It makes me look like a far better painter than I am!
from Durham, NC
The product was just as described and it arrived quickly. This site has competitive pricing and a variety of items.
Best watercolor paper I've used for cardmaking
By Defy Danger
from Los Angeles, CA
I use hot press watercolor paper to paint stamped images for greeting cards and I love Arches the most. The paper is very smooth, accepts watercolor beautifully, and doesn't tear easily. I love to buy multiples when Blick has them on sale. A great value!
Simply the Best
from Viera, FL
I normally use Arches cold press but needed some hot press for flower paintings. To my mind. Arches is the best watercolor paper, period! The hot press is not exception - takes the paint well, no unsized spots as in cheaper paper, just quality paper.
from Arnold, MO
What can I say it is a professional watercolor paper and works great.
Great experience buying from Blick!
from Woodinville, WA
I'm a water color artist and paint animal portraits. Love the Archers 140 cold press, rough paper!
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!
Quality Product and Service
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.
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