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Add the classic look and feel of high-quality suede, now available in a fresh, new color range. The texture and deep, rich colors of Crescent Select Suedes are perfect for both traditional and contemporary works of art — and a great choice for framing your favorite things.
Each conservation-grade matboard features an acid-free, lignin-free surface, core, and backing. The white core and backing are made of 100% virgin alpha-cellulose and buffered with calcium carbonate to an alkaline reserve of 3–5% and a pH of 8.5–9.5.
Every Crescent Select Fabric Matboard meets all conservation standards as set by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
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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By Deedy, colored pencil artist
from Mills River, NC
Comments about Crescent Select Suede Matboards:
I love Crescent Select Suede Matboard. I use it for colored pencil artwork, which always turns out soft and touchable without smearing. The real thing that impressed me about this last order, is that I had included a note to the packers and shippers to please protect the corners of each board. I can't use bent and crushed boards on the corners. They took special care to find three pieces in perfect condition and that's the way they arrived at my house. Many, many thanks to Dick Blick's Shipping Department. You did a phenomenal job and I sooooooo appreciate your efforts!!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love to draw on Suede matboard and am so pleased with this product. Love the colors!
I will be buying this product again!
from Wirtz, Va.
As a new artist (in my 60's) I have found the Crescent Select Suede Matboards to be a beautiful way to create pet portraits. The first time I used this product I fell in love with the ease of use with colored pencils, and then with the gorgeous natural background the suede offers. I look forward to many hours of drawing enjoyment with the Crescent Select Suede mats! Thank you dickblick.com and thank you Crescent! #sweepstakes
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Boxer on Crescent Suede
Great work Surface
from Cleveland, Ohio
Fabulous textured surface to paint on for various effects.Rich and deep in color, you can get soft blended areas and also fine detail.
Darker then expected
I expected this product to be much lighter than when I received it. That being said, it came quickly and the quality was as expected.
Worth the cost
from dallas, TX
I use these boards for colored pencil artwork. They hold up beautifully and give artwork something extra.
Awesome customer serviceds
By PATTY'S ART
The suede matt board is the best product I have ever used for colored pencil animals and birds. It is awesome doing hair! Not recommended for portraits! I have beginner students using it and doing awesome work!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Sharon the niece
from Sheridan, WY
My aunt, who is currently enamoured with working in colored pencil, has discovered Crescent Suede Mat Board. Its texture has allowed her to achieve remarkably detailed art, especially when it comes to hair or fur. She generally uses the Sunrise, Light Gray and Thicket colors when working on human and animal figures; she has tried the white, but the overall impact of those pieces is not as stunning. The Crescent Suede Mat Board is not currently in the Dick Blick catalog, but is available online.
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Cat in Sunshine
Tags: Made with Product
Damaged in shipping but I love it for my colored pencil drawings.
Ordering suede matboard on line is super!
from Benton City, WA
I use suede matboard as a surface for my soft pastel paintings. The surface is archival, and comes in lots of different colors.It is great to be able to order this on line. It saves me time and frustration, as local stores do not always have it in the color I want.
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