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- The Fabriano Watercolour paper is made of a valuable mixture of lignin free cellulose and cotton 25%.
- The absence of acid guarantees the inalterbility over time of the paper.
- Produced with 100% of ECF pulp (Elemental Chlorine Free).
- FSC certified from forests responsibly managed respectful of enviromental, social and economic standards.
- It is sized intemally and externally, guaranteeing optimal absorbance.
- The quality / price ratio of this paper guarantees an exceptional offer for students of fine arts school and beginners.
- Ideal for watercolour, tempera, gouache, acrylic, ink and drawing.
- 25% Cotton Extra Rough Fabriano Watercolour paper
- A4 Size
- 12 Sheets
Identifying types of watercolour paper:
Hot pressed watercolour paper:
- Has a smooth texture. No bumps on the paper.
- This paper doesn’t suck up the water as fast as the cold pressed, allowing you to play around more, like re-wetting edges of pigment.
- Very little pigment penetrates beyond sitting on the surface.
- Hot pressed is not adequate for general watercolor painting.
- It is more suitable for fine detail, such as pen and ink.
- This type of paper works well with gouache.
- Wet-on-wet application with diffusion will not work.
- Glazing will lift the underlayer.
Cold press watercolor paper (Middle):
- Has a medium texture. Little bumps and grooves holds in the water and pigment.
- This paper sucks up the water pretty quickly.
- Cold press is a good choice when you want to convey texture in your subject.
- Some pigment penetrates deeper into the fibers.
- A painting on this type of paper ends up with a nice velvety look.
- Diffused wet-into-wet application can be achieved on cold pressed, but there’s a risk of losing the forms from excessive pigment bleeding. The artist working with this paper must be quite skilled at controlling the degree of fugitive paint.
- It works well for scraping out rocks with a credit card when painting landscapes.
- Cold pressed is not optimal for glazing because the new layer tends to disturb the first layer.
- It’s too smooth to apply the dry brush technique many artists use to create bushes and trees when creating landscapes.
- This type of paper makes it easier to spray off an area that needs correction.
- It has an excellent surface for combining pastels with watercolor, especially pan pastels.
Rough Watercolour Paper (Right):
- Has the roughest texture.
- The pigment seeps even deeper into the fibers of rough paper.
- The wet-into-wet application works well on this type of surface.
- Glazing works better because the paper grips the first layer quite well.
- It does not work well for scraping out rocks when painting landscapes.
- The rougher surface is conducive to dry brushing, which is great for creating the illusion of foliage.
- It’s harder to remove unwanted paint (with water from a spray bottle).