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A classic white paper used by artists for centuries, this natural warm white paper is achieved without the use of optical brighteners. Papers are synthetically sized both internally and externally so that no animal by-products are used. Fabriano's Artistico papers are mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free.
Papers are luxurious yet durable and can handle lifting and scraping without compromising their integrity. Suitable for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal, pastel, and other drawing applications.
Sheets have two natural deckled edges and two cut edges.
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.
22" × 30"
559 mm × 762 mm
55" × 11 yards
140 cm × 10 m
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poorly made, falls apart
from Loveland, CO
Comments about Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Watercolor Block:
I don't know why other reviewers give this so many stars, the 9x12 watercolor block I purchased is very poorly made, maybe I got a defective one. As I paint on the paper it starts to curl up and detaches from the rest of the block. It should stay down until I take a knife and detach it. Also, Fabriano should put a marking to show where to insert the blade to detach the paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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beautiful for pastels
pastel and charcoal - gorgeous.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
fabriano watercolor block
i have always loved fabriano paper
My favorite water color paper
By Sarah from the north
I use water color paint and sometimes pencil or inks. I can be very controlled when I need to but the paper allows the watercolor to do it's our beautiful thing and is tough enough that I can lift it off if I don't like it.
By Scratchy Pin
from Dallas, TX
Paper is tough almost like cloth the way it absorbs paint. Color lifts are pretty easy.
Beautiful surface for waterxolors or colored pencils
First Blick has the best price on Fabriano Watercolor Cold Press and Hot Press blocks. I bought the Blick to be able to avoid stretching while I am just starting out. I really like how the hot Press accepts colored pencil and it's a beautiful smooth paper for watercolors. I am happy.
One of the Best Papers Ever!
By Conjure Fine Art
from Vancouver WA
Really great all around paper! I use the smooth hot press extra white in 140 or 300lb. I primarily use it for colored pencil using mineral spirits, and it's never let me down. I have also used it for airbrush, Inktense, watercolor pencils and am going to be trying water soluble graphite on it next. It is an expensive paper, but considering the hours I spend on a single piece, it's completely worth it, and an excellent value for me. It handles liquids, pencils and various erasers beautifully. My favorite.
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Worth the price
By Art teacher
from Wall, nj
Got this for a group project with water color and calligraphy. The surface is so smooth and yet very absorbant. We used it for water colour wash and it was lovely. I loved the deckled edge and the thickness was such that i could fold the large sheet and tear it to smaller sizes, that made this project economical and everyone felt as though they had something really special.
A versatile paper at a good price
I like the whiteness of this paper. I often combine watercolor, acrylic and pastel and I use gesso for for correction. It almost disappears on the white paper.
Love Blick online
This review is more about Blick than the products I buy from them. I have been an artist for 20+ years and have purchased art supplies from many places. The last few years I have bought everything I need from Dick Blick. Everything from the tools I need to create my art to the supplies I need to display and frame. The prices are comparable, the selection is great and the customer service is the best. I have never had a messed up order or even a broken pencil. Also my order is delivered within 3-4 days typically. Love Blick!!
The Fabriano Paper Mill was founded in 1264 and has been credited with many inventions and advancements in the field of paper making. Today, artists can choose from a wide variety of 100% cotton, archival watercolor papers in many different formats and surfaces.
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