Canson watercolor paper

It is often the paper we use when we first discover pastels. It is inexpensive and readily available. We often choose it over sanded paper because of these reasons. It is the 'training' paper of choice.

Canson watercolor paper

Submitted by Teoh Yi Chie on August 22, - Is it good enough for watercolour? Even though it's labeled as coldpress, the texture is more like fine grain cartridge paper to me. It's not hotpress though because hotpress is much smoother. There's still texture on the surface but it's fine grain texture.

Also, the paper is only textured on one side, so you can't use the other side for painting.

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Fine grain textured paper is good for pen and ink work. Here I tried wet on wet, trying to blend the colour into the white of the paper. The paint moves but movement is limited. When I painted vertical lines into the wet wash, the strokes did not diffuse into the wet wash.

With good cotton paper, the strokes should diffuse softly into the wet wash.

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With this, I wet the paper and painted the colours on each side, tilted the paper to get the colours to mix.

The colours did not move much even though the whole rectangle was wet. For this, I painted the box with Gamboge, and painted red on the other side and tilted the paper to get the red to flow.

Even so, it was difficult to get the red to flow. This paper is not good for wet on wet techniques. It's difficult to get colours to blend into one another. If you want to charge in another colour to your wash, don't expect the colour to diffuse.

While the paper isn't good for wet on wet techniques, you can still do some glazing or layer.

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However, because there isn't much paper texture, you can't have too many layers. Best use of this paper is to paint fast.

Get in and get out. It's good for use with pen and ink. The paper doesn't dull the colours so that's good. Performance of this paper is not very different from other non-cotton paper that I've used.

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Fine grain paper, ideal for watercolors. Does not crinkle with humidity, adic free & idealm for all wet applications. Effectively, comparing different types of paper based on their weight is like comparing apples to oranges! For example, 90 lb. watercolor paper will feel completely different than 90 lb.

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Canson watercolor paper

Watercolor paper is made with a blend of wood pulp and cotton fibers, making it strong enough to take in large amounts of water. They come in either natural white or bright white.

Natural white is a warm off-white than leans close to a creamy, eggshell color. Montval Watercolor Paper– “Canson Montval is a fine quality, acid-free, natural white, mildew resistant student watercolor paper.

Prized for its texture and resistance to repeated washing, this Cold Press paper is suitable for all wet media techniques, including watercolor.

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