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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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This paper to great for making handmade journals!
By Valerie Sjodin
from Hillsboro, OR
Comments about Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Watercolor Paper:
This 140 lb hot press paper is my favorite for making journals and works beautifully for all the mediums I use, including pen, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, collage and mixed media. I have used this paper for years in my own journal making and in teaching workshops. It tends to be a bit on the expensive side, but I order through Blick in packages of 10 which is a good value. The order arrived early and was packaged perfectly to preserve the paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My first experience with this paper
By gandy dancer
from Dallas, TX
Comments about Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Watercolor Block:
I cannot speak with authority about this paper because I am a newbie to this medium (WC), hence the 4 stars. However, I find no fault with this paper and in my "beginner's" experience it performs as well as Arches, which I understand is the "standard by which all paper is measured. So, for a beginner, it does a great job.
I will buy this product again for sure!
By Laura the draftswoman
This paper is no longer available in my country so I choose to import it from Blick Art Materials, the price point was really fair and shipping cost were also a very good deal.The product came in perfect conditions and it only took about 3 days to arrive to my country.
By Rosehip Design Studio
from Denver, CO
My style of watercolor requires a very white paper, that accepts my detailed brushwork cleanly, yet is forgiving of my blunders. i am a paper-colic so the smooth hand, deckled edge ant to my end watermark are an enhancement to my framed paintings.
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
poorly made, falls apart
from Loveland, CO
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
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the glued has failed on the block you received, and we're happy to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist you.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
beautiful for pastels
pastel and charcoal - gorgeous.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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
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.
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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