We stock the following brands
Art Spectrum Colourfix (Pastel Paper)
ART SPECTRUM COLOURFIX PAPERS
Art Spectrum Colourfix Papers are sheets of 300gsm (140lb) acid free hot press watercolour paper screen printed with Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer. With its 16 dense, lightfast colours and fine deep tooth, Colourfix is a superb, permanent, coloured substrate for oil paints, acrylics, inks, silverpoint, oil pastels, even gouache and watercolours, as well as the obvious dry media such as soft pastels, charcoal and pencils. The natural toothy surface will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative, allowing the velvet bloom and vibrant colour of pastel to be preserved. Erasing is also easy with colourfix – simply lift off excess pastel with clear adhesive tape, brush off with a dampened or dry brush, or use a pencil eraser. Alternatively, errors can be over painted or areas touched up with the matching colour of Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer.
ART SPECTRUM COLOURFIX SUEDE
A new, softer surface from the makers of Colourfix, Colourfix Suede, like its older brother, is an archival quality surface suitable for use with pastels, charcoal, pencils, inks, acrylics, gouache, watercolours, silverpoint and even oil paint.
The surface of Colourfix Suede is not as abrasive as regular Colourfix, and was partly developed in conjunction with the manufacturers of PanPastel as an ideal ground for their products – one that can still hold multiple layers of pastel but in a more gentle fashion and without causing excessive damage to the range of PanPastels and Sofft Tools (not to mention fingertips, for those who like to blend with them).
Colourfix Suede is heavier in weight than the original 300gsm product. The base paper is 500gsm hot press watercolour paper that provides quite a rigid support for painting. To further distinguish it from original Colourfix, the print goes right to the edge without white borders.
Available in 8 colours (six of the new) and two sizes, Colourfix Suede provides artists with another high quality alternative for permanent artwork.
Sizes available (approx)
48.5 x 68.5cm (19” x 27”)
35.5 x 45.5cm (14” x 18”)
Saunders & Waterford (Watercolour Paper)
SAUNDERS & WATERFORD
Saunders & Waterford® is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine. This is the superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill and comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement. Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality papermaking material, to high archival standards. Each sheet is buffered with calcium carbonate to help defend finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acids present in atmospheric pollution.
Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. The surface is sized in gelatine making it strong and resilient to scrubbing, and other rough treatments.
Available in White and High White, which we believe is the whitest archival watercolour paper made.
Each sheet is 56 x 76cm in 300gsm:-
- Hot Pressed
- Cold Pressed
- High White
Arches (Watercolour Sheets and Pads)
ARCHES WATERCOLOUR SHEETS
Professional grade acid free watercolour paper of the highest quality. 100% cotton, cylinder mould made with natural gelatine sizing. 3 different textured surfaces: Rough (RGH), Medium (CP), Smooth (HP) and deckle edges. Available in Natural White (no optical bleaches).
We stock these in 185gsm, 300gsm, 640gsm and 850gsm
These sheets are 560 x 760mm
ARCHES WATERCOLOUR PADS
This is the same quality paper as the sheets and comes in both 185gsm and 300gsm, gummed on the short side and is available in the following sizes:-
A5, A4, A3 and A2
Montval (Watercolour Pads)
MONTVAL WATERCOLOUR PADS
A 100% cellulose watercolour paper available in two surfaces: Rough (Torchon) and Medium (Cold Press). Acid free, natural whiteness (does not yellow), rot and milldew resistant, these pads are available in the following sizes:-
185gsm Medium – A5, A4 and A3
270gsm Rough – A5 , A4 and A3
300gsm Medium – A5 , A4 and A3
Unryushi Paper (Specialty Hand Made)
UNRYUSHI PAPER ‘Cloud and Dragon Paper’
Hand Made Paper with long fibres in 10GSM – 500 x 700mm 25gsm.
Aavailable in the following colours, more colours will be available soon:-
- Sea Mist
- Afternoon Yellow
- Snow White
Mulberry Paper (Specialty Hand Made)
Hand Made Mulberry Paper, 56 x 78cm 70 gsm Rough
Available in the following colours ( although we expect to add further colours in the near future):-
- Light Blue
- Navy Blue
- Warm Red
- Pale Lavender
- Golden yellow
Lace Paper (Specialty Hand Made)
HAND MADE LACE PAPER
Beautiful hand made lace papers with an etereal quality, just like the finest lace. 560x 800mm – 226gsm
Available in the following patterns ( more to come shortly)
- White Cosmos
- White Honeycomb
- White Grid
- Feathery Leaf
- White Sieve
- White Ferns
- White Ramble
- White Heart Beat
- White Dhalia
- White Cycas
- White Honeycomb
- White Grid