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Crafted in small batches at slow speeds in a European paper mill, Fluid watercolor papers possess the strength and working integrity of more expensive mouldmade papers.
Glued on the two long edges, the Fluid Easy-Block allows artists to paint right on the block without wetting or stretching the paper. The paper is easily separated by sliding a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet when the painting is complete.
Fluid Easy-Blocks contain 15 acid-free, cold or hot press sheets.
140 lb (300 gsm).
™ Fluid is a trademark.™ Easy-Block is a trademark.
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Quality for Less
from Amelia Island, FL
Comments about Fluid Easy-Block Watercolor Paper Blocks:
I have been using this watercolor paper almost exclusively for a number of years and find it to be perfect for experimental mixed media pieces. I also like it better than more expensive brands for my watercolors. I particularly like the 8 x 8 square blocks for quick studies and spontaneous small abstracts.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good Practice Blocks
I like Fluid watercolor blocks. They are really good for drawing with graphite,charcoal, and permanent pigment ink which is what I use on it. I can add light to medium washes of watercolor with no problem.I mainly paint in watercolor and some acrylic. I use these blocks mostly for drawing mixed with media, watercolor practice or art journaling mainly because this isn't 100% cotton rag paper, which is what I use if I'm working on a piece that I want to show or sell.These blocks are still great for students and practice. I have several pieces that ended up turning into "keepers" that I thought were just simple practice pieces.I do wish they would at least glue down part of the sides to reduce buckling when I'm working with watercolor and not just moderate washes. Though I do understand that not glueing all 4 sides down keeps the cost down.. I also find the color format a little confusing. Know most people when they think of Hot or Cold Press paper, they're going to reach for the Green block thinking it's Cold Press and the Red/Orange block as Hot Press. Since I look at what I'm buying I usually catch myself grabbing the wrong block. I just find it odd that they would choose to color their respective block styles like that.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
quality at a reasonable price
from western MA
the block is convenient for travel, comes in variety of sizes and shapes. i use it for plein air watercolor and pastel work and it suits my purposes perfectly.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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from Olympia, WA
I draw mandalas. I use drawing and painting to stay centered and balanced. Although process out weighs product I do sell many of my paints. Fluid block style watercolor paper is durable enough to draw and paint on the top piece without removing it from the block. When complete I can simply tear off the sheet and start again. I can count on each page being perfectly flat and clean, a real advantage when doing multiple pieces. Fluid paper stands up to heavy use without the paper breaking down. A great price and reliable paper for personal and professional use.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love this stuff!
from Elgin, IL
I especially appreciate the 6"X 18" pad. It's an odd format, but it's exactly what I wanted. It saves me the trouble of splitting the paper. The only thing that would make this better is if they glued the short sides as well. The paper always buckles in the same three places, and sometimes that makes the water pool there while it's drying.
fluid watercolor paper block
from Staten Island, NY
I mostly use this paper for figure drawing or painting cityscapes, or anything that requires mixed media. The 140lb. paper holds up without buckling. I've done a mix of ink, watercolor, acrylic even a little spray paint without curling. It's not invincible, but if you know what you are doing this paper is great. One downside is the glue on the side gets under the paper on the first and last page which tears the corner or a layer off the back of the paper. It's not that big a deal but I have noticed this with the larger size blocks. I bought this the first time because of the price and it turned out better than I thought.
a good product
from Long Beach, CA
I use this paper to practice on, good stuff.
Perfect for travel
from San Antonio, TX
I love these watercolor blocks for keeping with my travel paints. I can sketch on them then do a wash. Perfect for having available on the go! I even have them in a couple sizes depending on what I want to carry. The 4x6 is perfect for keeping in a small plastic photo box I picked up at the local craft store.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The paper had ONE job...
from The Woodlands, Tx
I purchased this paper because it said there was no need to soak it before painting. It is glued on 2 sides so you can paint right in the notebook. Well, I used my gouache paints and it still bent & wrinkled. It was too good to be true unfortunately. So if you're looking for a watercolor paper in the hopes of skipping that first step, I wouldn't recommend this particular product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that these watercolor blocks didn't live up to your expectations. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up to see what we can do to help you with this.
By Jun Sun
from Sedona Arizona
I love watercolor blocks for traveling and this one is great because of the price. It seems to have less sizing than the pricier brands but that may be to an advantage. I use watercolors and acrylics on these and the colors look brilliant.
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