Watercolor techniques are easier to learn when you paint on the right kind of paper...plus the results are way more satisfying to young artists. They have more fun and are proud of the paintings they create!
There are many weights, sizes and textures to watercolor paper...and many prices. The best we've found for all-around student work is the heavyweight (140 lb.) rough surface 9" by 12" sheets in this economical pad from Strathmore.
There are 12 sheets in the pad. The paper is heavy, to resist curling and warping when wet. It is bright white, so transparent watercolor pigments can really show their true, brilliant colors. The surface is just right for watercolor techniques, from wet-on-wet blending of watercolor washes, to fine dry-brush detailing. And the rough finish adds life and texture to watercolor effects. This is a great paper for final works as well as practicing techniques.
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