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Stonehenge Aqua is as finely crafted as it is affordable. Wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry, it has a wonderful crispness that anchors your work across every task and technique.
Stonehenge Aqua accepts multiple layers of color in a controllable manner, and watercolors can be easily manipulated without drying out. Blending is effortless, lifting is no longer a chore, and it welcomes masking without relinquishing control. Bright colors remain bright after they're dry.
This 100% cotton paper is pH-neutral, acid-free, lignin-free, chlorine-free, and contains no optical brightening agents. It starts out flat and dries flat.
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Pro watercolor at good price
Comments about Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Sheets:
For less of a cost than other fine art watercolor papers, this handled very well. 140 # was very similar to Arches. I love the fact that it has no watermark embossed on it so the whole 22x30 sheet can be used!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Terrible for watercolor painting
from Palm Coast, Florida
I bought a few sheets of the 300 lb Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper because I had always heard color pencil artists rave about Stonehenge Papers. I paint watercolors and usually use Saunders Waterford cold press in both 200 & 300 lb weights.- The Stonehenge paper is very light / thin. The 300 lb Stonehenge is more translucent on the light table than the 200 lb Saunders. - The Stonehenge has a very soft sizing and damaged with the lightest of scrubbing out / lifting.- There is no watermark and both sides of the sheet have a 'screen side' texture. The only pros I can come up with are the paper is 100% cotton and it's a good shade of white. The weight of the paper was the immediate disappointment. The inability to lift out without damaging the surface is a real breaker. This watercolor paper should not be used for watercolor painting.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I'm Lovin' This Paper!
I am really enjoying painting on this paper. It is smooth and it absorbs watercolor evenly. This paper is likely to become my primary watercolor paper.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Stonehenge Watercolor - hot press
from Prescott Valley, AZ
The paper is a very nice, smooth surface and a good white color. It doesn't like to be erased or re-wet over and over, but that is manageable. Using a frisket works fine for one layer, but multiple applications of the frisket results in color being lifted and the surface becoming abraded. I haven't taped edges or used tape as a resist to know how the surface will react, but it feels like it may be a problem. The paper surface and the color layer both feel delicate.
wouldn't buy again
from arnold, ca
the worst! paper is thin and colors are not brite!eraser marks show and pencil lines if are too hard ,show Stathmore 300 is better than this!
Good professional quality
from West Lafayette IN
I tried a small sample of the cold press 140 weight and loved the painting that developed.I won't switch from Fabriano Artistico, but I like to see medium-priced competition!
By Dr Jc
Great paper, cheap option for a 100% cotton paper. Great quality.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
the best for botanical
i'm a botanical and nature artist, i need a good smooth surface that can take a wet wash, and also hold a fine line. i need a paper that i can lift paint off, rework a bit, doesn't allow too much pigment to sink into the paper, thereby dulling the paints. after artistico changed their hp surface, i was desperate to find another paper comparable. FINALLY, this one.... i like it so much i ordered 30 sheets! and i plan on ordering more.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
excellent replacement for artistico
i am a botanical and nature artist, i need a paper that can hold a clean edge and take fine lines, after artisticohad a change in the hp surface, (it's like blotting paper now)... i switched to moulin du roy which is now discontinued, and now to stonehenge aqua #140 hp. this is a wonderful wonderful paper, on my first painting test, it took hair lines perfectly, washes evenly, and the color stayed bright. now i am hoping they also come out with a #300 hp surface. i am going to really stock up on this paper-- i've recommended this to all my botanical artist friends.
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