Watercolor paper

Watercolor paper is an extraordinary thick paper for watercolor painting. The choice of paper has a significant impact on your art. It is a unique paper that allows the water to penetrate and the pigments to stay on the surface. Hence you can try various painting techniques, thus bringing your painting ‘alive.’

If you are new to watercolors, learn a few techniques from our video.

Benefits of Watercolor papers:

  • 100% cotton and acid-free: It will not turn yellow with age.
  • Cold-pressed: It has a medium absorbency. The texture is somewhere between smooth and rough. It allows you to paint as well as try dry and aggressive brush techniques. Also, cold-pressed is suitable for lifting techniques and corrections. It is best for detailed work. You can experience the vibrancy of colors on a cold-pressed paper. It works very well with all painting consistencies (diluted and undiluted). Your painting on a cold-pressed paper will end up with a beautiful velvety look. Cold-pressed watercolor paper is suitable for beginners as well as professional artists.
  • Available in 270 gsm thickness: It will not only enhance your creativity but also provide an excellent texture to your painting. The water wash will be constructive without blotting the paper. Similarly, the thickness does not allow color pigments to bleed. It is perfect for 3-4 washes or more depending on your usage technique. 
  • A very comfortable, thick paper with just 0.350 grams of weight.
  • You can play with the texture or test different watercolor palettes on this paper.
  • The paper can hold water without bending, which results in perfect lightfastness and granulation.
  • This watercolor paper enables you to use any brushes and tools.
  • You can explore monochrome paintings or experiment with several tones of the same color.
  • Observe and practice blending and other techniques, all types of palettes & shades on your watercolor paper.
  • If you are a mandala artist or more into floral/ lettering, you can try the square watercolor book as it will save paper and make your artwork look beautiful.

How is watercolor paper more useful than other papers?

  1. Thickness- It is thicker, giving you a better texture. It supports you in using both sides of the paper. Similarly, you can experiment with vast types of techniques.
  2. Material- It is 100% cotton and acid-free. So it doesn’t warp, buckle or bend while using excess water.
  3. Texture- The tooth of the paper is more absorbent, which will help the paint to stay on the surface, making your painting vibrant and lively.

5 things you need to know about the watercolor paper:

Can watercolor paper get spoiled?

No, it will not expire when appropriately kept.

How to store watercolor paper?

It can be stored neatly in a dry, cool place, away from sunlight. The paper has to be kept away from moisture.

How to avoid watercolor paper pilling?

Pilling happens when you work too hard, use excessive water, or use your brush aggressively. The best way to avoid pilling is by using a lighter touch. Similarly, avoid painting the same area too many times.

By mistake, if you use excessive water, how to deal with buckling of paper?

Use a natural hair brush or paper towel to remove excess water. If warping or buckling happens, tilt your paper and move the color to prevent pooling. You can even use a hairdryer to speed up the process.

How to avoid hard waterlines on the paper?

Reapplying water to a particular area before it is completely dried can result in unwanted lines on the paper. The best solution is to reapply water or color after it is completely dried. You can soften the lines with a brush or glaze over it in case you notice such lines.

Check what Ancy from Banglore has to speak about our paper:

Ayush paper’s watercolor paper has a beautiful texture that is a dream for watercolorists. It can hold a lot of water and doesn’t warp. Hence you can use multiple wet wash layers. It’s not only suitable for landscapes but also works for fine detailed work. It is an excellent value for money.

-Ancy Alexander

A watercolor paper is ‘must’ for every watercolorist. It is best if you want to begin your painting journey. Get the paper, learn different techniques, post your beautiful paintings, and tag us. We are always happy to repost and help you reach a wider audience.

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