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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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Great for pastels
Comments about Hahnemühle Premium Velour Pads:
Pastels go on easily and stay on better.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Punta Gorda, Florida
I recently discovered Velour paper for pastels. These lovely sheets are sturdy. Large enough for a variety of sized paintings. The velour holds many layers of dry pastels, and can be completely covered if the artist desires. I love that Blick allows you to mix and match to get the ten sheets for a discount. The pastels go on the paper with a velvety appearance. Love this paper!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great for details in pastel.
from Little Rock, AR
I love velour paper. It takes many layers without fixative. One drawback is that mistakes are not easily correctable thus one has to plan drawing accordingly. I do wish there were more art stores that offered this (type) of paper.
Premium is the word
By training lady
from Waterloo IA
I've bought several types papers for pastel work in the past years..only Hahnemuhle gives me the blending and pastel color control I desire for pet portrait pictures. When doing pet portraits I seek to portray the look and "feel" of the pet's fur, and clarity of that particular pet's eyes. This velour is the only one that has given me the surface to accomplish that image. In all the purchases, only one sheet failed to meet the "premium" standard.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Lovely texture for pastels
from Buffalo, NY
I have never used velour paper and I am very happy with it.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I absolutely love this suede
from South Carolina
I am using this for Pastels and also for colored pencil. I can do a piece on this in CP and you almost cannot tell it's not pastels. I like to use both but I can get a bit more detail with CP than Pastels for special stuff.I bought several pieces of this and cut it where I can get special sizes and still have a piece for "trying things out on" next to my piece that I'm working on.The suede is very short dense and accepts softer pencils like Derwent colorsoft, prismacolor or irojiten the prisma verithin is a bit hard for this though. I've used Lyra Polycolors successfully as well.
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Colored Pencil on Hahnemuhle Velour
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The only paper I'll use!!
By the good witch
from Plymouth, MA
I love to paint pet portraits on this paper. It holds the pastel nicely. The colors look so rich and vibrant. I can't go back to using other paper.
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Treat yourself to some fun and try this paper out :-)
from Peachland, Canada
Tried this with charcoal pencils, 2b and softer, and can't wait to try some more. The paper feels like a real velour on one side and acceps compressed charcoal readily. Don't crease it as this will show and use a make -up type sponge to keep it clean. Transfer your drawing by tracing the back of it with a 2b or softer charcoal pencil beiing as economical as possible, place the drawing on the velour side and then all you have to do is rub over your drawing with the back of your hand to transfer it. Don't put lines in the lighter areas as these are almost impossible to get rid off, erasers damage the surface but the kneadable eraser can lighten it by one value as can compressed air (canned air for cleaning electronics). I found it easier to work in the watercolor way working from light to dark, saving out whites and also using negative drawing in areas. I also applied charcoal with an old oil painting brush by first rubbing some charcoal on a spare piece of velour. Because of the nature of the surface soft edges are automatic and hard edges for the foreground details need a nicely sharpened pencil or you can work off of a stencil. Rewards are drawings that almost draw themselves, and a full range of values with beautiful blacks. Only downside ; you need more than a couple of sheets as you are guaranteed to become hooked on the way this paper works for you.
Black is the best!
from Fresno ca
Love my velour paper for my pastel work.
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I love everything I have ever had
I have ordered pastel and they are always in great condition when I get them
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