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All Shizen papers are handmade in India from 100% recycled materials using a pollution-free process.
This acid-free white watercolor paper is 100% cotton and internally sized, with a rough surface. The 5" × 7" size does not have deckle edges. The 9" × 12" and 12" × 18" sizes have a heavy deckle edge on all four sides.
Round Watercolor Paper
This 300 gsm (140 lb) cold press paper comes in a unique round shape. Internally sized and acid-free, it features a rough surface and a deckle edge. Packs contain 10 sheets.
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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Affordable cotton watercolor paper
from Indianapolis, IN
Comments about Shizen Watercolor Paper:
I love this paper! I use Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors, and they are beautiful on this paper. It's most certainly a rough texture, so if you like clean, technical lines for illustration purposes, this probably isn't the best paper for you. However, lining with ink is fairly good, although you may have to go over it a few times depending on your brush + the ink quality.If you are a straight watercolor painter, this paper is wonderful at a great price point and rivals Arches rough watercolor paper in terms of quality but much, much more affordable. Without stretching the paper, it barely buckles/warps, even with heavy washes and layers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very lovely watercolor effects.
from Oakland, CA
This is a wonderful product for quick and not so quick, studies.I like it!
Sometimes the paper is not exactly square. But I framed it anyway and it's beautiful. Every other aspect of this paper is perfect for me.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Fruita Co
I am loving this paper. I usually do small watercolor paintings while doing demos, and this paper has a wonderful effect.
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Shizen Watercolor Paper
from Fergus Falls, Mn.
I really like this paper, although It doesn't work well for me with a wet medium, however, I will use it to make mini journals for our next art crawl.
Great watercolor paper (New to me)
from Apple Valley, California
Interesting texture. First time user and I was well pleased, The valur is high and I will be purchasing again. I am looking forward to tryinh the smooth textured paper as well. I would recommend thid watercolor paper to my friends.
So pretty but a nightmare to work with
from Blacksburg, VA
I was so excited for this paper and I swooned over it when it arrived. Unfortunately, after several attempts at using it like traditional watercolor paper, I have to say that's impossible. It can't handle multiple washes at all. Water makes little bumps of pulp appear on the surface, and it also makes the paper form little pills (like those fuzzballs sweaters form). It takes forever to dry. And I was doing some simple masking with masking tape, only to find that the tape lifted off the top layer of the paper, including some surrounding painted areas. If you can work with this, great. I haven't found a way to.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this paper isn't working out for you. Please look for an email from one of our Customer Care Agents who will be in touch to help you with this.
looking for a sponge?
By Watercolors or Else
from Portland OR
texture is great but the watercolor sinks in and fades drastically. Disappointment but will gesso the paper and hope to recover.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this paper isn't performing as you excepted. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch so we can help you with this.
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from Santa Clara, CA
This is great paper if you want something handmade with a lot of character. The deckle edges are pretty rough, it has a lot of texture, and most sheets are not perfectly rectangular, which is just what I was looking for.
Very nice paper
from Coos Bay, OR
I was very surprised at the results I obtained with this very nicely priced paper. The rough surface makes watercolor paintings look a bit like oil. The size makes it perfect for post card size art and the rough surface is great for special techniques. Drawbacks: not good with masking: it rips when you try to remove it. Also, avoid using too much water as it tends to get soggy. All in all, I really enjoy using this paper and the price was a steal.
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