Arches watercolor paper has been a favorite among artists for over 500 years, and it's easy to see why! Made from 100% cotton linters and both internally and externally gelatin sized, acid free Arches Aquarelle watercolor paper is one of the finest art papers in the world. You too can bring this historical, artist quality paper to your own works with these convenient, pre-stretched blocks! Watercolor paper blocks are glued on all four sides, eliminating the need to wet and stretch the paper before painting, as the glue prevents the sheet from curling and buckling during painting. Once a piece is finished, simply slip a craft knife or razor blade under the top sheet to lift it up and reveal a brand new sheet beneath. Excellent for all types of watercolor painting, ink drawing, washes — and the ideal portable painting surface, perfect for plein aire artists!
Sheets, rolls, pads glued on the short side, block glued on 4 sides
The cotton gives the paper beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch as well as strength and longevity
3 textures: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. ARCHES® Aquarelle has an even, natural grain. The choice of texture will depend on the medium used by the artist. As a general rule, though, texture is a matter of personal choice for the artist, part of the process of artistic creation and expression.
185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm
Exceptional bulk. Wide choice of grammages offering every artist the chance to choose the paper with the bulk best suited to his/her technique. Only ARCHES® offers such a high grammage paper (850 gsm) for special extra-large format work using extreme wet techniques.
Sized to the core with natural gelatin: a process exclusive to ARCHES®. ARCHES® is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper “to the core”. Even if it is soaked for a long time, the paper will still retain enough gelatin not to become too absorbent.
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