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You'll love the way pastels and charcoal look when stroked on a soft, velour surface. The colors adhere naturally to the velvety surface, but it is recommended that spray fixative be used often.
Hahnemühle applies velour generously and consistently to a smooth acid-free paper. Individual sheets are approximately 19" × 27" (48 cm × 69 cm). 260 gsm.
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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Furry Texture Grabs Soft Pastel and Holds it in Place
By Rebekah C
from Pemberton, NJ
Comments about Hahnemühle Premium Velour Pads:
What can I say *negative* about the Hahnemühle Velour Pads?Nothing!The colors are soft and lovely. The paper feels like velvet. I was apprehensive that my PanPastels and CarbOthello Pastel Pencils wouldn't layer very well with this paper because of it's softness. However, much to my surprise - the soft pastel just sticks to this paper. It glides across like melted butter on toast. The velour texture HOLDS the soft pastel color in place and leaves very little wasted pastel dust everywhere. My colors just popped out on the paper. I even applied a clear gesso to my first layer to add more texture, and surprisingly enough, the velour texture still breaks through the gesso layer to hold even more pastel.I'm in love with this paper. It's a bit pricey, but a good product should be more expensive than others, because the production is of the most excellent quality. This paper is NOT flimsy. It can take LOTS of abuse. I'm a bit heavy-handed artist due to advanced arthritis issues in my wrist, but this paper just took every bit of pressure applied by my pastel without a hole, a scratch, or wrinkling up. I would totally recommend this paper for pastel users. This paper is made primarily for pastels. Media such as colored pencils, watercolors, or marker are NOT recommended because of the velvet texture. This soft texture will make placing pigment of other kinds of media that are NOT pastel nearly impossible. I'm not sure about oil or acrylic paint, but I'm certain that the paper will buckle under too much wet media. It buckled a bit with my gesso, but after I blowdried it - it became mostly flat again.But with pastel - OMG! This paper is PERFECT in everyway! I will buy this again when I run out!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Portrait of Lindsay Peeling Banana on Hahnemühle Velour Paper
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Very nice, velvety texture.
from Marshfield, MA
Having fun doing furry animals with pastels on this great paper.
Dog drawing medium
from Durham, ME
Comments about Hahnemühle Hahnemühle Premium Velour Paper:
Use this paper when drawing dogs/cats with pastel chalk or charcoal. Texture really makes the chalk look more realistic and the drawing come together very quickly.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I will buy this again..
from Washington DC
Have not used this yet. but it came quickly and in great shape. I was worried because it can show all sort of marks if not protected during shipping
By Pat Rice
Very beautiful surface to work on.
A nice change
from Little Rock, Arkansas
A nice change for pastel work. The texture of the paper is lovely, the paper is thick and doesn't crease as easily when transporting it, nice colors. If you have never used this paper before, it takes some experimenting to get used to it. The finished work has a soft look to it. Great paper for animal subjects.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
hahnemuhl velour paper
from upstate NY
An excellent surface for pastels! Especially for a soft look as when doing animals. Be careful when using fixative as too much hardens the surface of the paper. Handle it gently because putting something on it with even light pressure will make marks that cannot be gotten rid of.
from Green Bay, WI
I do a lot of animals, and this paper is great for holding multiple layers and being able to add final details. Because it is so soft, it can hold indentations that you may need to fix or work around.
Kids loved working with it!
By Homeschooling mama of six
from St. Louis, MO
I teach art at a homeschool co-op. This was our first time using velour paper. The kids really enjoyed using this paper for their oil pastel's project. I like using a variety of media throughout the year. I am so glad we gave this paper a try. It does, however, pick up finger prints very easily. I had to remind the children several time to wipe their fingers. It was perfect for our snowy, landscape scene.
the best velour paper - anywhere, anytime!
By Jeni K.
from Michigan Center, Michigan
I can always rely on Dick Blick for a great high quality product, at a great price!! Thanks Dick Blick!
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