Arches Rough Watercolor Paper Pads, Fold-Over, 140 lb

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Famous watercolor paper in convenient portable sized pads. Perfect for plein air painting and travel. Sheets are 100% cotton, acid-free, 140 lb / 300 gsm with rough texture, deepest tooth of Arches' 3 textures. 12 sheets / pad. Pick from 2 popular sizes.

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World's Most Popular Watercolor Paper in Convenient Sized Pads for Plein Air & Travel Use - Rough Texture

Arches has made its famous watercolor paper in the same mill in Lorraine, France since 1492. Today, all Arches watercolor papers have these traits:

  • Professional grade, high quality
  • Environmentally friendly - recyclable and made from 100% cotton, a renewable resource
  • Acid-free with a neutral pH buffered surface
  • Mould-made on a cylinder with pure stream water then air-dried and inspected by hand. With the paper's deckle edges, this process produces a traditional hand-made look.
  • Naturally colored with no optical brightness additives that can cause yellowing
  • Protected from mildew by an anti-microbial agent
  • Made strong and stable with Arches renowned natural gelatin sizing; tough enough to endure scrubbing, scratching and erasing yet still accept colors evenly
  • Watermarked
  • Excellent surfaces for:
    • Watercolor
    • Acrylic
    • Gouache
    • Pencil
    • Embossing
    • Engraving
    • Foil Stamping
    • Die Cutting

This Watercolor Pad's Features

  • Rough Texture - deepest surface with peaks and valleys for bold expressive brushwork in paint and ink. Excellent surface for alkyds as well.
  • Sized with natural gelatin internally and on the paper's surface, a unique process Arches uses to provide optimal color absorption while preventing your colors' pigments from reaching the paper's core. This sizing prevents bleeding and muddying of your colors and allows you to repeatedly layer on washes.
  • Natural Whitecolor - Arches does not use optical additives so the paper won't yellow over time
  • 140 lb. / 300 gsm weight, 100% cotton paper
  • Perfect for plein air painting and travel.
  • 2 popular sizes with 12 sheets per pad.
  • Fold-over cover construction

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  • My paper of choice!

    Reviewed on 9/27/2016

    As reviewed by Mike N.

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I have been painting in the Watercolor Medium for most of my life. I have always preferred Arches Papers over most others due to it constantly good to excellent results that I can get with the techniques I use for my paintings. Personally I prefer the 140 lb. Rough but the others work fine too. The rough will accept bold washes as well as fast side stoked of the brush for most dry brush effects to create textures such as pebbles on a beach or a dirt lane. The rough textures will work nicely for the effects of rough barn wood too! Try it. I'm positive you will enjoy the results using this wonderful paper.

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  • Arches Rough Watercolor Paper

    Reviewed on 3/21/2013

    As reviewed by Mildred

    Experience: STUDENT

    I have been working with Arches Cold Press and loved the results. I thought I'd try the Rough just to experiment. I love it. It gives the painting the right amount of texture and the paint glides over it. I used it for a figure drawing and got great results. Will buy again and encourage watercolorist to try it.

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