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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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Comments about Arches Watercolor Pads:
This paper takes punishment and holds up well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
from Columbia, MD
It is often difficult to find hot pressed watercolor paper in a full pad. So to find this was great! I am really happy with this paper. The texture is smooth, which is exactly what I need for the type of watercolor look that I am going for. I often scan my art into the computer, so it is important for the paper to be smooth, otherwise retouching the art in my design program becomes a hassle. Also, the colors come out vibrant and beautiful. Great paper and great value!
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Will buy again
from Irvine, ca
I would buy this again
from green river, wy
My watercolor teacher recommended Arches paper so I thought I would give it a try. She is right, it's really nice to paint on.
Best quality watercolor paper
from Hidalgo, Tx
Once you start painting with Arches you wont go back to another brand. It's the best for watercolor because of it's brightnes
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