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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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Love their choice of colors
from Ruidoso, NM
Comments about Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Pastel Paper:
Holds up to my use of alcohol as a prep with hard pastel to underwash, keeping it's tooth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Perfect for Pan Pastels.
from SA TX
I love the assortment of colors and the way the paper takes the Pastels.
9X12 Rainbow Pk-10 Warm, 10 Cool; 20X28 (10) Various Colors
By Trish Poynot
from Baton Rouge LA
I purchased these colourfix sheets for a pastels workshop last week. The workshop participants loved the paper, had great results and created beautiful art; they used up all the paper, so now, I've got to get some folks together and make another bulk order for us so that we won't have to pay individual shipping! Thanks so much for developing this substrate--it's awesome!!
Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper--Rainbow--20 + 10 Lg.
I purchased the rainbow 20-pkg of 9X12 paper and 10 large (20X28) for a 3-day pastels workshop at our art guild last week. I purposely ordered too many for the class. However, without exception, everyone loved the paper so much that they wound up purchasing all the paper, and so there were no extras for me to use later!! Now, I'll have to get several of them to order together with me so that we can have more of this wonderful pastel paper on hand to work more art projects! We thank you so much for having developed this coated paper for working pastels--there's just nothing else like it!!
from Long Beach, CA
Deep colors enhance the effect of pastels, add vibrancy. Otherartists are always asking me what type and brand of paper I amusing....so that is a real compliment to Art Spectrum Colour fix.I recently won a gold award at the Pastel Society of SouthernCalifornia at a recent show, and this painting was done onColourfix.
Great surface for Pastel!
from Zephyrhills, FL
It is REALLY nice! I didn't rave about it because there are other papers out there that are also very nice and pastel people have their likes and dislikes. I like Art Spectrum papers because they are not too gripping, like some of the other sanded papers on the market. I also like the color of the papers. The darks are very dark and velvety and the lights are very pretty. Some of my pastels are not worked in the background so the subject is coordinated with the color of the paper. It is a bit pricey, however, and requires a bit of experience to use it well.
Great paper for pastels
By #melody pastels
from Lake Forest, CA
This paper stands up to turpenoid or alcohol washes on under painting. It accepts multiple layers of pastel due to the grit in the coating. I love the effect of the terra cotta color under a landscape painting.
I would buy these again
I have used these pastel papers for some time now. Makes it easey for me to get started on my next painting and saves time.I have never been disappointed with this product.
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