Sorry I missed the thread, but I have worked with the Arche aquarelle hot pressed 300 gms for years doing fine Botanical Illustration. You can also lift out without burring the paper.
Great for wet washes and fine dry bush work too. Also available on a large roll – I forget how many meters now , but an economical way of getting it , especially if you are doing large work. Just a bit fiddly to stretch as the paper wants to return to the roll memory until it is wet.
I’m the one who instigated the recent thread about watercolor papers. I too began to have problems and after some research found out manufacturing procedures had changed for Fabriano Artistico. You can find the whole thread with people’s recommendations in the listserv archive, it was around May 25th.
I have ordered small amounts of most of the papers mentioned and am doing some tests. In fact the last of them arrived today. I’ve agreed to write my findings up for the guild so I should have more info soon!
On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:13 PM, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
There was a recent thread concerning this here on SciArt, Holly. It seems too many producers of excellent watercolor paper have been absorbed by international paper companies. It would seem best to find a small specialty company that still caters to artists and printers. One I can suggest is Twinrocker, but others were mentioned as well.
On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 5:48 PM Holly Butlett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Is anyone else having trouble with watercolor paper not absorbing the color in a smooth way???
What brand of paper do you find best to use ??? Holly
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