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An ideal surface for pastel painting, Pastel Premier Sanded Pastel Paper is double-primed and coated with a proprietary aluminum oxide created especially for Hand Book Paper Co. An additional seal-coating makes the surface able to withstand almost any amount of scrubbing and reworking.
Pastel Premier works with a wide range of wet media as an under-painting and can accept as many as 25 layers of pastel. Made in the USA from 100% cotton to be archival quality.
140 lb (310 gsm).
9" × 12"
23 cm × 31 cm
12" × 16"
31 cm × 41 cm
20" × 26"
51 cm × 66 cm
26" × 40"
66 cm × 102 cm
53" × 5 yds
134 cm × 457 cm
™ Hand Book Paper Co is a trademark.™ Pastel Premier is a trademark.
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Good pastel paper
from Longport, NJ
Comments about Hand Book Paper Co Pastel Premier Sanded Pastel Paper:
Use this paper with a wash before adding pastels. Holds multiple layers of pastels and is easy to work on. Nearly as good as Wallis paper which is no longer available.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Frustrating and Overpriced
By Cloud Painter
from Wrightwood, CA
This review is for the 400 grit, white, 20" x 26" single sheet. After using Sennelier Pastel Card, which is comparable in price, for a portrait, I wanted to try this paper for another portrait. I was excited to try my multiple layering technique which produces beautiful smooth vibrantly colored skin and detailed eyes, nose, mouth and highlights on hair. The description says it takes up to 25 layers but my experience with it says it maxes out at about 3 to 4 layers. Since I tend to build colors over many, many layers, the paper is frustrating for me: it does not take multiple layers of pastel well and much of the dust stays on it instead of being absorbed by it. Blending is not a fun, pleasurable experience as it tends to be with other papers because much of the pastel is lifted from the paper onto my fingers instead of settling into the paper. I am using high quality pastels like Mount Vision, Sennelier, Unison, and Schminckle so I don't think the pastels are the problem. Also, my choice of the white color was a mistake; it gets dirty really fast and without the ability to blend well and take on multiple layers of paint, I'm not sure the "dirty" parts will get blended into the overall picture as is the case with other papers. One of the reasons I wanted to try this paper is that it accepts wet media while the Sennelier Pastel Card does not. So, that is one advantage but overall I am disappointed and would not recommend this paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your trial run with this paper. Please know that whenever you're considering trying out an unfamiliar surface, our Product Information Team is happy to discuss the product's characteristics as they would relate to your particular technique. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they'll be glad to help!
Good replacement for Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper
This paper is more substantial than UArt paper, though I like the UArt pastel boards, too.
The best I have used. New to pastels and I love this product.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
QUALITY PAPER WITH LOTS OF GRAB.
By PLANT LADY
from NORTH CAROLINA
THIS PAPER REALLY TAKES A BEATING. GOOD TO CORRECT AND CHANGE COLORS.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this Paper!
It cost more than alternative sanded paper, but I think it's worth it. Love the texture and tone to work on, especially for plein air landscapes. I save up, watch for a sale opportunity and buy in bulk. It will spoil you. The texture grabs the pastels and allows for layering and vividness.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love this paper
from Indian Lake, NY
This paper is very nice for pastels for it has a nice tooth and comes in various shades. It is a little price though.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great New Pastel Paper by Premier
from Eagle River, WI
Since it is almost impossible to get Wallis pastel paper, I was at a loss. I saw Premier on a pastel website and ordered it from you. I really like it. It holds a ton of pastel and allows for easy reworking. East to wet to get pastel off to make corrections. I am almost done with a large pastel painting and I am really pleased with this paper. You also had the best price.
Nice addition to my paper supply
from York, PA
This paper stands up to reworking and holds the pastels nicely. Due to the medium fine grade, you are not able to do many layers of pigment....but still a really nice paper!!
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good Pastel Support
By Ellen P
from Cold Spring, New York
I really like this paper - I have been using it for a while and I prefer it to the other sanded papers I have tried. I haven't done a cost comparison with the other papers, but for me this is much better so I will continue to use it.
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