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Crafted in small batches at slow speeds in a European paper mill, Fluid watercolor papers possess the strength and working integrity of more expensive mouldmade papers.
Glued on the two long edges, the Fluid Easy-Block allows artists to paint right on the block without wetting or stretching the paper. The paper is easily separated by sliding a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet when the painting is complete.
Fluid Easy-Blocks contain 15 acid-free, cold or hot press sheets.
140 lb (300 gsm).
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Easy to use, no worries about the paper not being flat
from Pullman, WA
Comments about Fluid Easy-Block Watercolor Paper Blocks:
I like it for quick painting. It it definitely not the professional quality, you can not compare this to Arches. It dries too fast. But it is fun to paint.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Favorite paper for watercolor and Inktense watercolor Pencil
No need to mount paper on a board. Keeps your painting flat and easy to take off when dry.
No. I won't buy Fluid again.
By K L M
from Lawrence, KS
There's a lot wrong with this product. The paper pills when layering washes and I found that it didn't handle wet into wet very well at all. The open ends do curl and the weird plastic 'glue' is very difficult to cut, even with a very sharp razor or x-acto blade. trying to lift a sheet off the block results in torn edges. There's a reason Arches and the real block makers use a thin film that wraps around 80-90% of the block, this is not an improvement of time tested standards. I can not recommend Fluid to professional artists. The price of Arches or Fabrianno is rather shocking, but professional artists understand the importance of working with the highest quality materials.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Not a Watercolor Block
from Appleton, Wisconsin
This product should not be called a watercolor block. The whole point of buying a block of watercolor paper is to avoid having to stretch the paper, otherwise it would be a better value to just buy individual sheets. This "block" is only loosely secured on two sides so the paper immediately buckles with even the smallest amount of watercolor applied. I did some small swatches of new watercolor paints and had serious issues with the paper warping. There is no way you could create an entire painting successfully without removing it from the block and stretching it on a board. I'm so disappointed that I tried a value brand rather than just sticking with my tried and true Arches watercolor blocks. Looks like I am stuck with three scrap paper blocks.
Merchant response: We are very sorry to hear that these blocks are not performing as expected for you and will be glad to work with you if you would like to return them. Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-723-2787 Weekdays 6am - 11pm CST, Saturdays 7am - 10pm CST, or email us at email@example.com.
By Art 4 You
I've always used the Canson 4x6 block but decided to give this one a try. I'm not disappointed. In fact it is as good as the Canson an half the price.
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Good Value and unusual sizes
from San Jose
I LOVE the unsusual sizes. Removing sheets from the block is easy. The paper is not Arches--it's a good quality medium grade, however I have been using it lately and it's absorbency is excellent for the quality of paper. I have cut it into smaller squares for practice-four perfect squares for practice and you can use the back if the front doesn't work out. Very much worth exploring, esp for practice. Excellent value-great price
from Alameda CA
I like the square size. I didn't compare prices with other stores. I just knew Blick could get this product in this size. Very happy.
Favorite Watercolor Paper
from colorado springs, co
Fluid watercolor paper is my absolute favorite. I especially love the hot press paper, which is harder to find. I have found that paint colors are more vibrant on the hot press. The absorbency of the hot press paper also fits my particular painting style better than cold press.
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Versatile watercolor paper
By Janelle the student
from Urbana, IL
Fluid watercolor paper is extremely versatile. I use it to print my photos. I have used this paper before but to get it locally is very expensive. Dickblick offers a better value allowing me to get more paper for my money. Being a student the price difference is important. I have used this paper to print photographs with Cyanotype and VanDyke Brown solutions and it stands up to the solution and the washing perfectly. I have tried many different brands with my alternative process photography and many of them fall apart after the repeated washings but not Fluid. I have used both cold press and hot press versions but my favorite is the hot press paper because it's perfectly smooth and I get stunning detail from my images when using it. I would recommend this paper for anyone who is looking for a strong versatile art paper. This is one of the best products out there and it's comparable to some of the more high end expensive papers.
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Perfect small size block
from Conshohocken pa
Love the fact that they offer a 4" x 6" block. I think it is the only brand that does. Well glued, easy to remove and take watercolor and ink well.
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