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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 9" × 12" (229 mm × 305 mm) or 19½" × 27½" (495 mm × 686 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.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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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I would buy this product again
from Pittsburgh PA
Comments about Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Pastel Paper:
best paper I have found for pan pastels
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is great pastel paper
from Stillwater, OK
I have been using this paper for about 6 years because it was used by a great Artist Jude Tolar.
Just the right grit!
from Monkton, Maryland
Perfect surface for my pastel pet portraits. Great colors, too!
Colourfix Coated Paper
from Gastonia, NC
Used these in a color pencil class to render a great Horse Portrait. As a teacher of art I am always looking for good material to introduce to my classes. This product was overwhelmingly "lovved" by my students.
By Jack Of All Trades Master Of None
from Montpelier, VA
I am a novice at pastels, but I like this sanded paper. Holds a lot of color. It is less expensive than some of the other sanded papers and I like the variety of colors.
Using Color Pencils with Colourfix Paper
By Ron the artists
Love the texture of this paper. I am a color pencilist and I recently used this paper to render a 20x22 piece. It was fantastic to use and to get layers and layers of color. I've had a lot of admiration of my piece and people want me to share with them the process of using this paper with color pencil. Beware, though, it does eat the pencils up pretty good, but the end product is fantastic.
from Pittsburgh Pa
I recently started working in pan pastels and this paper has the best surface of anything I tried. A great range of colors & it doesn't wreck the brushes, erases completely with out damaging the surface. Just perfect for the medium.
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my frist pan pastel painting on artspectrum colorf
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Love their choice of colors
from Ruidoso, NM
Holds up to my use of alcohol as a prep with hard pastel to underwash, keeping it's tooth.
Art Spectrum Pastel Paper
from Glendale Oregon
This is the best paper I have found to use with my Pastels. I have been able to build color amazingly well. It allows me blend without muddying the colors. I would recommended this wholeheartedly to anyone wanting to try a different coated pastel paper.
Great Opportunity to yry other color grounds
By artful granny
from Bella Vista, AR
This packet (9 X 12's) of all the Art Spectrum colourfix colors is a great value for you to explore other color grounds with your pastels. I have used this product for years and really like it for layering, but realized it was time to recharge my creativity by working on different colors.
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