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At Blick, we pride ourselves on providing artists with high-quality materials at competitive prices.
The paper in our Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks is made on a traditional cylinder mould in a European mill that has been making paper since the 1700s. Both internally and externally sized, its surface is created using natural woolen felts, helping it withstand scrubbing and other wet techniques without tearing.
Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks are glued on all four sides, keeping the sheets flat and wrinkle-free. They're great for painting on location — no soaking required!
This professional-quality paper is 100% cotton, acid-free, and archival, ideal for watercolors, gouache, inks, and acrylics.
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By Diane B
from Texas and Canada
Comments about Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks:
Take it travelling. Perfect size, provides support while painting but easy to remove when completed. Good quality paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Supports different techniques
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from Hoodsport, WA
An excellent value for us Water Color Artists.
I love this watercolor paper and i will keep buying it again
from Roswell GA
easy to remove from the block and handles lots of washes beautifully!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good, smooth surface and holds up to rough blending
from Rapid City SD
I am tough on paper and it held up. Surface smoother than Arches paper which I liked.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
good watercolor paper
from Ann Arbor
Good watercolor paper.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fun paper to work with
from Minneapolis, MN
I bought hot press and cold press blocks to try out. The cold press paper is really nice to work with, has a decent amount of sizing. Washes went down easy and seam to absorb evenly. I had no issues fixing back washes and doing small lifts.I haven't given the hot press as good a test as the cold, but from the little practice I did I had more trouble moving water around for washes, the paint seams to stay where you put it. I have a block of Arches hot press which gets little spots that soak up pigment if I don't do a water soak before I work with it. Blicks' hot press doesn't seam to have that problem.
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just peachy - cold press
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great paper but has some issues
from Richardson, TX
I teach watercolor and wanted to find good paper at a reasonable price for my students. I bought a few blocks and the testing showed nice results even comparable to Arches until the sheets started peeling off the block unexpectedly. I was surprised since we didn't even make the paper very wet. Somewhat disappointing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you had with these blocks, and we're glad you took the time to bring this to our attention. Our product manager for this paper has been made aware of your comments so we can look into this, and someone from our Customer Care Center will be reaching out to you soon. Thank you for your review!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very good watercolor paper.
By Tim Lewis
from Shelbyville, Indiana
I tried a block of cold-pressed and found it to be similar to Arches in how it handles both wet and dry techniques. The tooth is especially good for dry brush. Wets nicely and colors lift well. A very good product at a great price.
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Great Value and Quality
By museum lady
I was so pleased with this Hot Press paper, Although an Arches fan I might be swayed to continue using this quality paper. Nice texture and color with a fine tooth and weight, just lovely and a great price point. Even if you want to keep your higher price paper for special projects this is a super bargain and quality product for practice and finished work,
Nice weight and texture for my mixed media students to work with.
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