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This premium-quality, neutral-colored sanded pastel paper combines quality, consistency, and durability.
The 240 grade has the largest tooth available. The 400 and 500 grade have a moderate "bite," while the 600 and 800 grade are super fine. All grades accept many layers of hard or soft pastels, yet also work well with other mediums.
The low-profile surface allows for easy erasing. Each sheet is pH neutral and acid-free.
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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from Williamsburg, OH
Comments about UArt Sanded Pastel Paper:
Love using this paper for pastel, but.... when I received the shipment the paper is curled up on 2 sides. I have tried spraying water on it and then putting heavy objects on top to relax it. It curls back up on itself after it is dried. This is the 500 grade, it came between two pieces of cardboard. In the past I bought the 800 grade it came packaged in Uart packaging, same sizes, don't know if this is the difference. I rated 4 stars because of the packaging.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Accepts Lots of Layers, Great for Colored Pencils
from Pemberton, NJ
I ordered a single 9X12 sheet of the 800 grit UArt paper here on Blick for a trial. I must say that the paper exceeds every test that I threw down atop of it. It can take an alcohol underpaint, many layers of soft pastel & colored pencil on top of that, some acrylic gouache, and then many layers of multiple fixatives over that. Even after the layers of so many different kinds of mixed media - I was still able to come back again and add more layers.I really pressed down on the colored pencil because I tend to be heavy handed. And still, I was able to add more pencil.Concerning colored pencils, UArt paper tends to like the oil-based pencils like FC Polychromos over CdA Luminance. The wax-based pencils need to be pre-treated with the Colorless Blender Powder first. Anyway, I even added some layers of Prismacolor Premier & Copic Alcohol Markers without loosing any grit and being able to layer more pencil and pastel down at the very end of my first trial piece with the UArt paper.I plan on buying larger paper from this brand and much more later. I think I just found my favorite colored-pencil paper.
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My Favorite Nostalgia Fandom
from Richmond, VA
This was my first time using sanded paper (I am new to pastels) Love the tooth --- really nice to work on and creates a fabulous texture and depth to the painting.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
UArt Sanded Pastel Paper
from Plainview, Texas
Tried the 800 and 500 grit papers. I found the 500 grit too grainy to my liking as a photo-realist, and it just consumed the oil pencils. The 800 grit did a very nice job on portraits; but, it's a little grainy to my liking for other applications. Personal taste. If mounted to Masonite board (using Acrylic Gel Medium), the paper works well with air brushing backgrounds being painted in. Otherwise, the paper warps when wet.
Great quality and choice of sizes and grit.
Great product for my pastel paintings.
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I always come back to Art
from Chandler, AZ
I've tried other sanded papers for pastel, but always come back to UArt. Looking forward to the tinted papers coming this year.
Got just what I needed!! Arrived clean and in perfect condition.
Great paper for pastels
Holds underpainting really well without buckling and the pastels adhere really well to it. Holds up well to aggressive strokes
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The BEST professional pastel surface ever
from Lovettsville, VA
I've used the Wallis sand paper for the last 15 years but when it became unavailable for such a stretch of time (and I believe it still is), I had to look elsewhere. THIS paper. I can't say enough. I use mainly pastel pencils (3 separate brands) and they blend and layer on this paper gorgeously. I use the 400 grit, which feels the most like the grit of the Wallis paper. 320 grit is wonderful for doing an underpainting and using soft pastels. I'm in love with this paper! My students are too.
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A painting I did on 400 grit Uart paper, mounted to acid free foam core.
Love the Sanded paper!
I will never go back to unsanded papers for pastel paintings. I have been so frustrated with the inability of most paper to hold multiple layers of pastel. The sanded paper gives me the ability to put bright whites on top of dark. Corrections are made by simply layering more pigment over the area I want to change.
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