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Clairefontaine developed Pastelmat to meet the specific expectations of the most demanding pastel artists. This 170 lb (360 gsm) card is also an ideal surface for pencil and charcoal.
Pastelmat's single and original surface is a true innovation that combines the advantages of two traditional papers. The fine particles are sufficiently well-fixed for a smooth surface and comfort of use, and the smoothness of the cork grain in the adhesive ensures longevity.
The character "fixing" of this surface is so extraordinary that the positioning of multiple layers of pastels, and the realization of flat tints, precise details, or delicate and transparent veils are easily achieved.
The use of fixative is not necessary with Pastelmat. The rigidity, weight, and non-acidity, as well as the paper's light-resistance, guarantee conservation of your artwork. However, it is recommended that a sheet of acid-free translucent paper be placed over finished artworks created on Pastelmat.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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from Morton Grove, Ill
Comments about Clairefontaine Pastelmat Card Pads:
This is an amazing paper to use with pastels, watercolor and colored pencils. It allows you to put a watercolor base behind your pastels and colored pencils and it holds onto the chalk with a strong grip for many layers. A really great product, though a bit expensive.
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from Tampa , Fl
Love my Clairefontaine pastelmat , I find it to be the best not much more I can say :D
Best pastel mat board money can buy!
from Mills River, NC
I have not only drawn lots of pets, but also people portraits on this fantastic paper.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this product!
Super product, I just wish it was more affordable!
from Las Cruces, NM
Pastelmat holds many layers and each piece has glassine to protect your work. Whether a novice or seasoned pastel artist, this is my favorite paper and I often recommend it.
This paper is wonderful for fine detail as well as regular pastel work. It's pricey, but worth it in my opinion. My pastel paintings improved tremendously once I started using it. It allows for several layers of application. Highly recommend.
Very best mat for wildlife pastels.
from Avinger Texas
I do wild life art in pastels, this mat allows many layers.
I am using it for colored pencil work. My first time using it. It is nice.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great surface for pastel painting
By Norma R
from Pittsburgh, PA
PastelMat is a great alternative for pastel painting. Pastelbord is too rough (like sandpaper), "eats" up pastel pencils and stix, and blending is difficult; other papers don't have enough texture to grab the pastels. PastelMat is perfect on all counts.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Well worth the money!
By Basham fine art
from Louisville KY
There is no point using up your pastels with any other paper! Seriously this is the best pastel paper around, and Dick blick is the case cheapest and FASTEST place to aquire Pastelmat in the US. Minimal pastel dust, smooth blending, and you can easily layer light colors over dark! No more having to leave white space
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