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An ideal surface for pastel painting, Pastel Premier Sanded Pastel Paper is double-primed and coated with a proprietary aluminum oxide created especially for Hand Book Paper Co. An additional seal-coating makes the surface able to withstand almost any amount of scrubbing and reworking.
Pastel Premier works with a wide range of wet media as an under-painting and can accept as many as 25 layers of pastel. Made in the USA from 100% cotton to be archival quality.
140 lb (310 gsm).
9" × 12"
23 cm × 31 cm
12" × 16"
31 cm × 41 cm
20" × 26"
51 cm × 66 cm
26" × 40"
66 cm × 102 cm
53" × 5 yds
134 cm × 457 cm
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Interesting painting surface
Comments about Hand Book Paper Co Pastel Premier Sanded Pastel Paper:
I usually work with UART and wanted to try Premier for fun. I like it but stick with my favorite!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Yes, would purchase again!
from Overland Park, Kansas
#400 grade sanded stock is great for the portraits I do in pastels. It holds the pastels and allows me to layer appropriately.
I would buy this product again
This was my first experience with this pastel paper. It took scrubbing, multiple layers and was very uniform for my application
depends on the grit
By solo canoeist
from upstate NY
I read the review written on 3/17 and I agree with the reviewer in many instances. I have been using the 400grit white for a year and it was ok, better than most since Wallis stopped making their sanded paper. I, too, use many layers of pastel and found the white decent. I had one piece of the clay (brownish) color and decided to try it and what a mistake that was. My paintings take many hours to complete and when I got half-way through, I found that the dust was falling off. I was seeing vertical lines of dust throughout the whole painting from top to bottom, as gravity makes the extra dust fall. It is continuing to be a major problem, trying to make the lines of mostly dark color disappear. It might take 3 layers at the most. If you paint with multiple layers or blend on the paper, i would not recommend the clay. It was a disaster for me. The white seems to be better, but I would like an alternative; a sanded paper as good as Wallis.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good pastel paper
from Longport, NJ
Use this paper with a wash before adding pastels. Holds multiple layers of pastels and is easy to work on. Nearly as good as Wallis paper which is no longer available.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Frustrating and Overpriced
By Cloud Painter
from Wrightwood, CA
This review is for the 400 grit, white, 20" x 26" single sheet. After using Sennelier Pastel Card, which is comparable in price, for a portrait, I wanted to try this paper for another portrait. I was excited to try my multiple layering technique which produces beautiful smooth vibrantly colored skin and detailed eyes, nose, mouth and highlights on hair. The description says it takes up to 25 layers but my experience with it says it maxes out at about 3 to 4 layers. Since I tend to build colors over many, many layers, the paper is frustrating for me: it does not take multiple layers of pastel well and much of the dust stays on it instead of being absorbed by it. Blending is not a fun, pleasurable experience as it tends to be with other papers because much of the pastel is lifted from the paper onto my fingers instead of settling into the paper. I am using high quality pastels like Mount Vision, Sennelier, Unison, and Schminckle so I don't think the pastels are the problem. Also, my choice of the white color was a mistake; it gets dirty really fast and without the ability to blend well and take on multiple layers of paint, I'm not sure the "dirty" parts will get blended into the overall picture as is the case with other papers. One of the reasons I wanted to try this paper is that it accepts wet media while the Sennelier Pastel Card does not. So, that is one advantage but overall I am disappointed and would not recommend this paper.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your trial run with this paper. Please know that whenever you're considering trying out an unfamiliar surface, our Product Information Team is happy to discuss the product's characteristics as they would relate to your particular technique. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll be glad to help!
Good replacement for Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper
This paper is more substantial than UArt paper, though I like the UArt pastel boards, too.
The best I have used. New to pastels and I love this product.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
QUALITY PAPER WITH LOTS OF GRAB.
By PLANT LADY
from NORTH CAROLINA
THIS PAPER REALLY TAKES A BEATING. GOOD TO CORRECT AND CHANGE COLORS.
Love this Paper!
It cost more than alternative sanded paper, but I think it's worth it. Love the texture and tone to work on, especially for plein air landscapes. I save up, watch for a sale opportunity and buy in bulk. It will spoil you. The texture grabs the pastels and allows for layering and vividness.
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