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Stonehenge Aqua is as finely crafted as it is affordable. Wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry, it has a wonderful crispness that anchors your work across every task and technique.
Stonehenge Aqua accepts multiple layers of color in a controllable manner, and watercolors can be easily manipulated without drying out. Blending is effortless, lifting is no longer a chore, and it welcomes masking without relinquishing control. Bright colors remain bright after they're dry.
This 100% cotton, 140 lb paper is pH-neutral, acid-free, lignin-free, chlorine-free, and contains no optical brightening agents. It starts out flat and dries flat. Each Watercolor Block hold 15 sheets.
Naturally receives applied moisture, ideal for blending and lifting color.
This smooth, silky surface helps water permeate, allowing time for fine details and subtle color gradations.
7" × 10"
18 cm × 25 cm
9" × 12"
23 cm × 31 cm
10" × 14"
25 cm × 36 cm
12" × 16"
31 cm × 41 cm
14" × 20"
36 cm × 51 cm
18" × 24"
46 cm × 61 cm
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(based on 5 reviews)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I'm obsessed with Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper & Blocks
By Chris M
from Cleveland, Ohio
I've tested the Stonehenge Aqua Cold Press and Hot Press papers and they are amazing. The watercolor pigments maintain their vibrancy on both CP and HP, the HP drys amazingly fast. I cannot get over the smoothness of the Hot Press, it's exactly what I've been looking for.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Testing on Cold Press
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Downers Grove
I'm new to Watercolour and purchased this because I love the Stonehenge papers I use for Coloured Pencil work. I found this Aqua line worked very well for my intended use and plan to continue using it.
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The jury is still out.
from Bellingham, WA
Just completed my first watercolor using this paper. On the plus side, it presents a lovely, soft painting surface that accepts the paint very well. BUT... I am very disappointed in the paper's ability to hold up to the occasional "abuse" of techniques such as scraping with a palette knife, rubbing with terry cloth, etc. A good watercolor paper should allow for use of these techniques. I am finding that the paper's "soft" surface, which is very nice to paint on, is perhaps too soft to permit the artist free reign in this regard, as it seemed to become irreparably damaged with very little pressure. Granted I've only given it one try, so will experiment more before making a final decision. Thus far, I believe I prefer Arches.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this paper. We're sorry that it turned out to not be a good fit for your techniques. Please know that whenever you're considering trying out an unfamiliar surface, our Product Information Team is happy to advise. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they'll be glad to help you!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Heard good stuff about this paper and it really is great. Holds water really well.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Just tried this paper, positive initial experience
By Monica in PA
from Central PA
Hot press paper is more difficult to work with than cold press. It can be very finicky. I was using fabriano to study botanical painting and flower painting. I decided to try this paper. I just received and did a quick test, I was able to lift veins in a leaf illustration easily, much easier in comparison with the Fabriano stock I have here. Lifting color for me is a big deal for what I want to accomplish. I like the way the paint flows.This is just my first impression. I need to complete some flower paintings that didn't go so well on my Fabriano before I'm able to decide if I want to switch papers or not, but so far I like this paper and I might order some cold press too. Price is average.
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