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Handcrafted to perfection using 100% cotton rags, every Indigo Artpapers cold press sheet is exceptionally durable and features four natural deckle edges.
Produced using an environmentally friendly process with no chlorine, bleaches, or harmful chemicals, these sheets are acid-free, internally and externally sized, and watermarked, suitable for all waterbased media.
22" × 30" (56 cm × 76 cm) sheets.
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(based on 18 reviews)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I will use again, but. . .
from West Lafayette IN
Comments about Indigo Art Papers Indigo Artpapers Handmade Watercolor Paper:
I finished some lovely pieces on this paper, but had major troubles when I tried to pick up frisket. The paper tore up quite badly. The watercolors looked very good, however, except for the ones I had to throw out because the paper shredded from the frisket. I love the deckle around all edges, even the very small pieces I bought. So I plan to keep these in stock but will be careful with technique.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
300 lb vs 140 lb
Absolutely love the 300lb- a delight to work with... beautiful paper.BUTThe 140 lb is an entirely different story... its liking painting on chalk. Absorbs the paint luke a sponge and it's impossible to move the paint around after an initial pass. What in the world makes these so different? I'd love to have a 140lb that had a surface like the 300lb.So bummed!
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! What you describe doesn't actually sound characteristic of the 140 lb. paper. The 300 lb. has a slightly harder surface, but the 140 lb. should not have the extreme absorbency you experienced. We'd like the opportunity to work with you to determine whether the paper you received is defective so we can replace if needed. Please contact us in Product Information at 1-800-933-2542, and we'll be happy to troubleshoot!
pilled up, it was like painting on a rag. Unsuitable, I'll stick with Arches!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback! We understand that this handmade paper is not for everyone, and its pronounced texture and surface quality may make it less than ideal for some techniques. If you would ever like to speak with one of our Product Specialists to get a better sense of a paper before ordering, or for assistance in determining whether the product you received is performing as expected, we're more than happy to assist you. Our Product Information Department is available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not my favorite
from Melbourne, Fl.
Maybe it's me, but I find it difficult to paint on. This paper seems to suck up the paint and water much too fast. Some may like this, but I like my colors to run more. I hope I learn to use this paper.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this paper. We'd love to have some further information about your preferences to determine whether you received defective paper or whether we can suggest an alternative that would be more to your liking. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 or email email@example.com. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to troubleshoot!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from So. Carolina
I purchased the 140 lb and found it very difficult to paint on. There were so many "nubs" that looked terrible when the painting was finished. I'll stick to my Arches 140 lb!
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this paper. We're sorry to hear that it wasn't to your liking. Please know that if you would ever like to discuss the specific attributes of an unfamiliar surface you're interested in experimenting with, our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to work with you!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Indigo watercolor paper
from Sarasota Fl
It has a nice quality for my artwork
from Pittsburgh, PA
This paper is awesome. Heavy-duty. With some gesso, I can paint, gesso, and paint again--if need be. I am getting a lot of use out of a single sheet; therefore, this is a great value. I do not think you will be disappointed. I will be ordering some more in the future.
By Lisa the Beginner
This paper has a wonderful handmade feel to it. It was so sturdy that I had to break down a full sheet with a knife. It was great for the wet on wet work I was doing. The unfinished edges are interesting and I think it would display well when framed.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
LOVE THIS PAPER!
By Little Pup
This is the good stuff! Quality is amazing and the paper is very bright white. Texture is luxurious! You open the box and the paper begs to be painted!! Get some, you'll be happy!!
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Original Watercolor on Indigo WC Paper
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Love This Paper!
By Paintbrush Pat
from Long Island, New York
Painting on this paper really helps break the tendency to paint too "tight," and painterly effects seem to come more naturally. I have found that the paint dries quite a bit lighter than I would expect, so need to use less water. It also won't stand up to masking tape or miskit, but when you're trying to loosen up, that's probably a good thing! In any case, it compares very favorably to other handmade Indian papers I have used. I love this paper, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Watercolor on Indigo Artpaper
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