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Now available in frame-ready sizes, Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pads are priced for students and beginners yet contain what feels like a professional-grade paper.
Machine-made in Italy from 25% cotton and 75% alpha cellulose, the sheets have an improved cotton content, combined with professional internal/external sizing and slower production speeds, resulting in a surface that feels like 100% cotton rag, at a value price.
Available in a variety of popular sizes, this acid-free paper is also ideal for greeting cards.
Available in two weights, this paper is ideal for a variety of media, including watercolors, gouache, acrylics, ink, and charcoal.
Available in two weights, this paper is ideal for a variety of media, including mixed media, watercolors, and gouache.
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This paper is amazing
from Atlanta, GA
Comments about Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pads:
The texture allows for great blending and allows you to manipulate the paint in ways you couldn't with other papers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fabulous, and a bargain!
I saw a stack of these pads in a Blick store, and was about to pass them by (too small, I thought) when I noticed how thick they were... up to 75 sheets! Most W/C pads have 15, 20... maybe 30 (for the really cheap kind), but this paper looked and felt like quality stuff. The largest size available was only 11x14, but between the great price and the thickness, I figured I could at least use it for studies. And so I grabbed the cold press, 90 lb version (again, more sheets/pad), and I can NOT be happier!The paper stands up to all types of dry and water media (when taped down, even the 90 lb can take a soaking and dry flat). Good lifting with W/C; pencil erases well; and India ink doesn't bleed or feather. As far as I'm concerned, these are good enough for finished works. But best part is, the price allows me to experiment freely, instead of "saving" or being stingy with it.
Good Quality for the Price
from Phoenix, AZ
I use it for wet-on-wet watercolor using liquid watercolors. Color spreads well and paper holds up (140 lb.).
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good quality paper
from Albuquerque, NM
Holds paint color well and dries evenly.
Great hot press paper
I was very happy to find a hot press paper at the student-grade price level. I'm really loving it so far. It holds up to my pen and ink wash work just fine and looks great.It's a fairly soft paper, so I wouldn't recommend rough treatment like scrubbing.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The best for watercolor!
from River Forest, IL
I've been trying different paperd, but this one became mynfavorite toneorknwith
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
One of my Favs
from NY, NY
Although on the pricier side of paper what really grabs me about this brand of studio paper is that it is 25% cotton. It is very rare to find cotton paper that is of decent price. I rarely use my good paper unless I have a commission or a professional piece to work on. However I am always more then happy to sell pieces on the Fabriano paper and I rarely have any issues with warping paper. The paper is absorbent and very workable.
By Busy Lady
from South Dakota
This paper will buckle but it helps to tape it down.
Love Fabriano Studio Watercolor pads
By Miss Peggy
from Simi Valley, CA
I do a lot of quick Plein Air sketching. Love this page because it has just enough cotton rag in it to be able to paint fluid watercolors. Good with watercolor pencils and heavy enough that markers do not bleed. A good value.
Good Paper for printing Watercolor Paintings
The 140 lb product jams in my front-loading hp inkjet printer, but the 90 lb paper goes right through and makes a copy that looks like an original painting. Good price, too.
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