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Fabriano Unica 22 x 30 250 gsm is a versatile paper that can be used by all printmaking techniques as well as drawing and water media. It is made of 50% cotton and is acid free. Fabriano Unica paper is produced with hydro-energy and is an ideal paper for all projects. Unica has been tested to its limits in printing engraving and other printmaking techniques. Fabriano Unica is moderately priced for the art student, or the aspiring artist. It comes in two colors (ivory and white).The quality and value of Italian made paper is epitomized in Fabriano Unica.
Masa 21" x 31", 86 gsm (often referred to as affordable Hosho). Masa paper is a type of machine-made Japanese art paper made of sulphite pulp and is acid free. The texture of this paper has a soft feel on one side and a smooth feel on the other. This paper is perfect for student grade projects and has internal sizing and should be slightly dampened prior to printing.
Masa paper is soft and white, has internal and surface sizing. Masa can be used for a wide range of art techniques, including sumi painting, watercolor, and printmaking. One side is smoother and shinier than the other. Sometimes masa paper is called rice paper, however it is made from sulphite pulp.
A popular technique with watercolor painters is to crumple up a sheet of masa paper, put it into a container of clean water for thirty seconds or so, straighten it out, and then drop some paint onto it while it's still wet. The Masa paper becomes a textured, and wrinkled paper, with random colors of the paint you dropped on it.You can then flatten the sheet out, and leave it to dry. Be sure to mark which is the shiny side before you crumple the paper, so you can use the shiny side to flatten the sheet out.Uses, art techniques, sumi painting, watercolor, and various types of printmaking,
Yupo Watercolor paper is a synthetic paper that is machine-made in the USA with 100% polypropylene. Using this material for making the paper gives it a surface that repels water. Yupo is waterproof, stain resistant and durable. It has a bright white smooth finish that gives artists the flexibility to work with it in many different ways to give it a unique and creative result.Yupo is very smooth and it gives it a unique feeling when you are to draw or paint on it than traditional watercolor paper. Another unique trait for this paper is the surface may be wiped clean to restore the original white of the sheet. This is a fantastic feature for beginner artists. Yupo also is great for more advanced artists and experimental artists as its uniqueness allows the artists to have a different perspective when creating works of art. Yupo's slick, smooth nonabsorbent features will give the artist a drastic change in the way you would traditional paint, print or draw. This sheet of paper allows you to capture artist techniques that are impossible on conventional watercolor and drawing papers. Another unique trait is Yupo's ability for lifting. It offers an artist the opportunity to return to a painting by redoing areas over, even if it has been months as water activates the paint. You are able to build layers of paint like an oil painter does on canvas. You are also able to remove paint, revealing the white of the sheet. Once your art is fully complete, it can be sprayed with a matte-clear finishing spray to seal and protect it. Keep in mind to only do this after your work of art is finalized, as it is very difficult to make changes after it has been sealed. You may use Yupo for Acrylic painting, alcohol inks, markers, oil pastels, pencil/graphite, silkscreen, watercolor and sumi-e ink.
Fabriano Tiepolo comes in 3 sizes 19" x 27" 22" x 30" and 27" x 39" both weighing 290 gsm Soft White has 4 deckle edges and is mould-made with 100% acid free cotton paper with a beautiful watermark. The 100% cotton paper is suitable for etching, lithography, wood-cuts and engravings as well as drawing and other fine art techniques.In a traditional Italian soft white color this paper is versatile and strong for printmaking and can withstand the wear and tear of printmaking techniques. It has a smooth surface and excels in all printmaking techniques, silk-screening, embossing and digital printing. You can also use this paper for drawing, loose watercolor washing and other fine art media projects.
Legion Coventry Rag paper was created in 1971 to meet the needs of artists and silkscreen printing. This paper was design to be able to take on an abundance of overlay printing. It can take upwards of 50-75 colors. Coventry is internally sized with some surface sizing. This paper is unique and a pleasure to work with for artists. The amount of art techniques it can provide for makes it one of the more versatile papers to be used by artists. Coventry Rag is made in the USA with 100% cotton, neutral pH, acid free, buffered with calcium carbonate. You can use this paper for calligraphy, hand litho, intaglio, letterpress, offset, drawing, watercolor, silkscreen and other techniques. Coventry Rag is a great paper and has been used for decades.
Chiri Natural 25 x 37, 35 gsm is known as one of the most essential papers made in Thailand. It is made from locally cultivated mulberry fibers which are harvested from living mulberry trees. Thai Chiri features tiny chips of mulberry bark which adds dimension and texture to the sheet. This paper is made from 100% kozo, it is chrisp and lightweight with 2 natural deckles. You can use this paper for collage, decorative, lampshades, layering, scrapbooking and stationery.
Fabriano Tiziano 20" x 26" 160gsm/75lb is acid free, archival quality, and made in Italy. This particular line of paper has a high cotton content, textured, highly lightfast, excellent surface marking and internal/external non-animal sizing. Artists at all skill levels, from the beginning students to the professional artist, will enjoy working with Fabriano Tiziano. Your art work will last for generations.Available in White and 39 wonderful colors. Fabriano Tiziano Paper, features a woven textured grain (grain long). The high cotton content gives the Tiziano paper a soft feel, with a toothy texture, making it ideal for pastels, pencil, graphite and charcoal techniques.This paper can also be used for other numerous type of art techniques: crayon, gouache, light washes, ink, tempera, air brush, watercolor techniques, art prints, letterpress, silkscreen printing and lithography.
Fedrigoni Cocktail has been cut in half measuring 19" x 27", 290 gsm / 140 lbs is acid free produced with lignin free cellulose pulp from sustainable forest (FSC certified). This product is environmentally friendly hydro-power process. It is completely bio-degradable and recyclable. This line of paper is resilient heavyweight card stock paper. The coating with tiny mica particles gives the appealing pearlescent sheen to the paper while increasing its lightfastness (Cuba Libre and Purple Rain semi-lightfast). This paper is ideal for card making, craft, markers, felt pens, soft oil pastels, sketching, charcoal, fountain pens, offset printing, hot foil stamping and embossing.
Fabriano Printmaking Bundle consists of varies sizes and weights of some of the most premium printmaking paper from Fabriano.
Awagami Shin Inbe paper is named after the Inbe clan of Tokushima, Japan. Shin Inbe is 21.5" x 31", acid-free and machine-made with durable hemp fibers. Shin Inbe is resilient, elegant, laid lines and light resistant. It comes in 15 different vibrant colors and is recommended for all drawing techniques. Shin Inbe can be used for bookbinding, framing, cardmaking and silkscreening and offset printing.