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It's called "Colourfix" for the obvious reason. This very permanent, lightfast coated paper withstands all manner of artistic experimentation (and even punishment).
These papers are used successfully in practically all media — pastels, charcoal, pencil, oils, acrylic, gouache, inks, silverpoint, and even watercolor. The natural toothy surface is ideal for pastels, pencil, or charcoal, as it will hold multiple overlays of color without the need to fix between layers.
The absence of fixative allows the velvet bloom and vibrant color of pastel to be preserved. (Apply a final light spray of fixative if desired.)
The unique, fine tooth surface is produced by screen printing Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer onto a heavy weight Hot Press watercolor paper. Available in packs of 10 and 20, 9" × 12" (229 mm × 305 mm) sheets. 140 lb (300 gsm).
Cool Tones Pack
Includes the following 10 cool tones in a 9" × 12" (229 mm × 305 mm) sheet pack: Blue Haze, Deep Black, Deep Ultra, Elephant, Fresh Gray, Leaf Green Dark, Natural, Rose Gray, Storm Blue, and White.
Includes all 20 colors in the Colourfix line in a 9" × 12" (229 mm × 305 mm) sheet pack.
Warm Tones Pack
Includes the following 10 warm tones in a 9" × 12" (229 mm × 305 mm) sheet pack: Aubergine, Australian Gray, Burgundy, Burnt Umber, Olive Green, Raw Sienna, Rich Beige, Sand, Soft Umber, and Terra Cotta.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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Great profession quality paper
from Dubuque, Iowa
Comments about Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Pastel Paper Packs:
I have been working in pastels for a long time now, and was recently introduced to Colourfix by another artist. I am in love! I was starting to work in other mediums, and this paper has reawakened my love of pastels. It holds the pastel very well leaving it look rich and evenly distributed. The colors Colourfix come in are beautiful as well and really help make pastels pop.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I've actually been using this paper for silverpoint and it works great! I can't wait to try it out on the pastels of the same company.
Perfect selection for a novice
By Pastel Patti
I am new to pastels and wanted to be able to learn without breaking the bank on sanded pastel paper. The variety pack offers a good selection of colors and is the perfect size and price for my needs. I am extremely pleased with the product.
Great for frequent practice
from Providence, RI
I regularly use this product to draw portraits from life. I like working against the colored backgrounds. I like the white margin around the edge. The paper holds a lot of pastel which allows freedom and room for corrections.
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Love this product!
from Tipton, In.
The tooth of this paper and the colors available, make it an ideal paper for students of all levels.
Colorfix is a premium pastel canvas.
from New York City
I use this to make landscapes with pan pastels.
Excellent for Pastel Work
By Via Von
from Chicago, IL
I recently discovered this product and immediately came to appreciate them for both my oil pastels and pastel pencil work. The pre-toned colours are a perfect selection to fit my needs and the textured grit is excellent to grasp the sketching graphite yet still cleanly erase when needed without loss of texture. The necessary application and blending required with pastels is quickly accomplished and held allowing for further layering.
from Arvada, CO
I use this paper to draw with pastels.What I would like to see is a package of 12 colors that have the most used colors in it (black, navy, brick red, etc.)Thanks!
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