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At Blick, we pride ourselves on providing artists with high-quality materials at competitive prices.
The paper in our Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks is made on a traditional cylinder mould in a European mill that has been making paper since the 1700s. Both internally and externally sized, its surface is created using natural woolen felts, helping it withstand scrubbing and other wet techniques without tearing.
Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks are glued on all four sides, keeping the sheets flat and wrinkle-free. They're great for painting on location — no soaking required!
This professional-quality paper is 100% cotton, acid-free, and archival, ideal for watercolors, gouache, inks, and acrylics.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good, smooth surface and holds up to rough blending
from Rapid City SD
Comments about Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks:
I am tough on paper and it held up. Surface smoother than Arches paper which I liked.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
good watercolor paper
from Ann Arbor
Good watercolor paper.
Fun paper to work with
from Minneapolis, MN
I bought hot press and cold press blocks to try out. The cold press paper is really nice to work with, has a decent amount of sizing. Washes went down easy and seam to absorb evenly. I had no issues fixing back washes and doing small lifts.I haven't given the hot press as good a test as the cold, but from the little practice I did I had more trouble moving water around for washes, the paint seams to stay where you put it. I have a block of Arches hot press which gets little spots that soak up pigment if I don't do a water soak before I work with it. Blicks' hot press doesn't seam to have that problem.
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just peachy - cold press
Great paper but has some issues
from Richardson, TX
I teach watercolor and wanted to find good paper at a reasonable price for my students. I bought a few blocks and the testing showed nice results even comparable to Arches until the sheets started peeling off the block unexpectedly. I was surprised since we didn't even make the paper very wet. Somewhat disappointing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very good watercolor paper.
By Tim Lewis
from Shelbyville, Indiana
I tried a block of cold-pressed and found it to be similar to Arches in how it handles both wet and dry techniques. The tooth is especially good for dry brush. Wets nicely and colors lift well. A very good product at a great price.
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Great Value and Quality
By museum lady
I was so pleased with this Hot Press paper, Although an Arches fan I might be swayed to continue using this quality paper. Nice texture and color with a fine tooth and weight, just lovely and a great price point. Even if you want to keep your higher price paper for special projects this is a super bargain and quality product for practice and finished work,
Nice weight and texture for my mixed media students to work with.
I like the quality of this block
from Flagler Beach, FL
I have just begun a painting using this block. I like the texture and it looks as if the finished product will be great.
Will buy this until it changes
from Dallas, TX
Compares favorably to Arches and Fabriano Artistico. I loved working on it. I hope the quality remains the same forever.
Quality paper, comparable to some major brands
By WC instructor
I teach watercolor and I couldn't wait to try the new paper; and I was glad I did. My students and I love the price. The quality is comparable to some well-known brands on the market. One little thing, though; The black glue is not as strong as the other major brands. when working wet in wet the edges started peeling, I wish the glue was stronger. Other than that, I have no complains; the external and internal sizing is great, colors remain vivid and the paper takes some scrubbing pretty well.
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landscape, 2 pigments only
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