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Clairefontaine developed Pastelmat to meet the specific expectations of the most demanding pastel artists. This 170 lb (360 gsm) card is also an ideal surface for pencil and charcoal.
Pastelmat's single and original surface is a true innovation that combines the advantages of two traditional papers. The fine particles are sufficiently well-fixed for a smooth surface and comfort of use, and the smoothness of the cork grain in the adhesive ensures longevity.
The character "fixing" of this surface is so extraordinary that the positioning of multiple layers of pastels, and the realization of flat tints, precise details, or delicate and transparent veils are easily achieved.
The use of fixative is not necessary with Pastelmat. The rigidity, weight, and non-acidity, as well as the paper's light-resistance, guarantee conservation of your artwork. However, it is recommended that a sheet of acid-free translucent paper be placed over finished artworks created on Pastelmat.
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.
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Fantastic surface for pastels!
from Rancho Mirage, CA.
Comments about Clairefontaine Pastelmat Card Pads:
Everything is great about this Pastelmat board. Easy blending without the roughness, holds color and no need to seal! Arrives nice and flat and I am doing all my charity work for pets on this surface.Only Con is a bit overpriced, especially the white colors.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Tags: Artist Linda Hogg, Copyrite 2016, Soft Pasels, Using Product, Pets For Charity, Pastel Pet Portraits, Made with Product
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Intriguing pastel surface
from Charlevoix, Michigan
The card backing surface provides stability and a nice feel when applying both hard and soft pastels.Nice color choices.Have completed only one painting, so the jury is still out.
Perfect paper for pastel and Colour Pencils
By Sandra T
from Qld, Australia
The absolute best paper for pastels, pastel pencils and Faber-Castell coloured pencils. Sharp detail, many layers, no fixative needed and yet it can provide such a delicate look too.Just be worned that once you have used this paper, you will prefer it over the cheaper ones.
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Faber-Castell pastels and pastel pencils on Claire
Tags: Picture of Product, Made with Product
Love painting on this!
from Goldsboro, NC
I have done similar paintings using the same pastels on Pastel Paper and on Pastelmat and the difference in the quality is amazing. Pastelmat is pricey, but you get what you pay for!
Great for colored pencil
I love this paper. I recently used it for the first time with colored pencil and I was very pleased with the result. The surface is great for layering and fine detail work. I've already ordered other colors.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Makes doing pastel easy
By Anne the artist
The pastel sticks to it and makes it easy to work with.I do this for a living.
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Best pastel paper I've used
By Passionate about horses
from Greenleaf, Idaho
I love how the pan pastels just seem to melt and flow on this paper.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
new to me
from Jackson, MI
I have not used this paper yet. The texture is pretty smooth for a sanded surface so should work well with colored pencils.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from San Rafael, CA
I work with different brands of colored pencils on differenttypes of media, but in my opinion Clairefontaine Pastelmat card is the best product I have found so far.
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My new favorite
from Bethlehem PA
Pastelmat takes layers of color so beautifully.
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