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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.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Arches products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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I always buy this one! The best!
from Sioux Falls, SD
Comments about Arches Watercolor Pads:
I love that it is a strong paper that holds water/paint well. Great stuff!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I definitely will continue to buy Arches Watercolor pads.
from Huntington Beach, CA
I use this product for developing ideas for larger paintings as well as for plain air studies. the quality has always been excellent.
Can rely on dick blick
from Casper wy
I needed quality paper and Blick had a great selection. It was well packed and arrived right on time!
I'm a new watercolor artist and I bought this pad of Arches rough paper to try it out. I love it. It gives me that wispy feel that I'm looking for in my paintings. I also love the texture.
from Granger, IN
Arches is my choice of 140 lb watercolor paper. It allows me to use washes without a problem. Quality paper.
Arches quality paper
I use watercolor paper CP + Rough from Arches exclusively for oil pastel as well as for oil painting and acrylic.I find it to be a good quality product for the price. No worries wasting it!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best paper ever
By Cindy Skillman
from Rapid City, SD
These pads are so easy to use, and such excellent paper. I use them for trying out new ideas, etc., before moving to larger paper or Arches board. I bought a bottle of padding compound (available at Dick Blick) and I use it to turn these pads into watercolor blocks. I clip the edges together with bulldog clips while they dry. Be sure to leave an open spot for separating the sheets when a painting is finished!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Arches paper - lovely as always
from Dallas, TX
I am spoiled by using Arches 300 pound watercolor blocks - but they do get very expensive. So, tried these 140 pound paper pads...the paper does curl up quite a bit with use. One must stretch or flatten after. But, it's great for the budget and I love the paper quality above all other brands. I tried the rough texture this time - I will be buying more rough as opposed to cold press - the rough paper adds another level of depth to the surface - not sure why more people do not use or recommend the rough texture. I love it!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Product - (work on shipping methods)
from Dillsburg, PA
This paper is quite the upscale when compared to its counterparts. I was far impressed with the quality of this product and highly recommend it to any one who is pursuing watercolors. The only one thing I did not like is the shipping method. The product was just put into an envelope and when I received it, the corners were dinged up. That should not be the case. Shipper should use a cushion mailer at the least! But.........I can not say enough good things about the paper. I will be buying more soon.
Nice to have good Arches paper in an easy to use pad. I buy this size to use as is and because a half sheet is still a comfortable size, then I don't need two pads.I also really like the texture - not too rough and not smooth, the perfect Goldilocks in watercolor paper.The only drawback is that I like this paper so well, I don't get around to buying other brands to compare it to (so I can honestly say it's the Best in its Category).
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