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Art Supplies Watercolour Paper

What is the Best Watercolour Paper in the Art Supplies World?

Choosing the best watercolour paper really depends on the type of paper you like to work with and the style of artwork you are wanting to achieve.

Watercolour paper is a staple item in all art supplies stores but each and every store will stock a range of brands and sizes. Watercolour paper is generally available in padsrolls and sheets; pad sizes are usually fairly standard A4, A3, A2 and A1and large watercolor sheets are typically 500x700mm. Rolls are available in a range of heights and meterage sizes, these are made for large scale works or custom pieces. Yupo paper a unique Japanese water colour painting paper has an assorted range of larger sizes and pads.

In each pad, paper and roll size there are also variations in paper weights, lighter versions of watercolour paper are only really good for testing techniques on and drawing on or even doing some traditional printmaking or mixed media applications. Lighter weights of watercolour paper tend to buckle when water washes are applied even if they have been stretched properly on a board with gum paper tape.

300gsm paper is our go to, the most popular watercolour paper in the art supplies market. There isn’t a professional watercolour artist that we know of that uses anything under 300gsm and we have over a decade of experience to back this. If you are using Yupo watercolour paper there are exceptions because this isn’t a cotton rag paper it is synthetic.

Once you have decided on the size and weight of your paper the next big thing is the surface you like to work on. Do you like smooth watercolor paper known as hot press, textured (canvas type of feel and finish) which is referred to as cold press or extremely lumpy and bumpy which is rough? If you are drawing or illustrating the preferred watercolour paper by many is hot press. Botanical artists love 300gsm hot press paper as it gives their illustrations a smooth flawless look. Choosing the best watercolor paper for any other mediums is completely the artists choice and of course as creators we love to bend the rules.

As a team of artists, designers and creators we work with professionals in the industry every day. If you have a question don’t hesitate to give us a bell and we will endeavor to answer any questions you have; if we don’t know the answer we will find it for you. When checking out with your water colour paper, paints or any other art supplies don’t forget to peruse our artist VIP membership for unbeatable prices and up to date information on art classes and workshops with some of Australia’s finest artists.        

841x1189mm 200gsm Yupo Pape ...

AUD24.07

Cold Pressed 600gsm 560x760 ...

AUD20.55

150x10m 120gsm Hot Press Fa ...

AUD64.46

950x2400mm 200gsm Yupo Pape ...

AUD48.27

150 x 10m 160gsm Hot Press ...

AUD82.66

510x760mm 200gsm Yupo Paper ...

AUD10.80

Hot Pressed 638gsm 560x760m ...

AUD24.56

150 x 10m 200gsm Cold Press ...

AUD205.26

650x910mm 158gsm Yupo Paper ...

AUD13.01

150 x 10m 300gsm Cold Press ...

AUD284.22

Hot Press 425gsm 560x760mm ...

AUD17.30

Hot Press 300gsm 560x760mm ...

AUD12.58

Cold Press 300gsm 560x760mm ...

AUD12.58

140 x 10m 300gsm Cold Press ...

AUD453.75

Rough 300gsm 560x760mm Saun ...

AUD12.58

140 x 10m 300gsm Hot Press ...

AUD462.82

560 x 760mm 300gsm Hot Pres ...

AUD11.71

750 x 1050mm 300gsm Cold Pr ...

AUD8.23

500 x 700mm 300gsm Hot Pres ...

AUD4.36

56x76cm 300gsm Cold Pressed ...

AUD19.36

56x76cm 300gsm Rough Surfac ...

AUD19.36

56x76cm 300gsm Hot Pressed ...

AUD19.36

Oatmeal 560x760mm 300gsm Bo ...

AUD10.15

Cream 560x760mm 300gsm Bock ...

AUD10.15

650x910mm 100gsm Yupo Paper ...

AUD8.25

500x700 350gsm Off White Aq ...

AUD4.95

700x1000 350gsm Off White A ...

AUD9.55

150x210mm 10 sheets Cotton ...

AUD15.75
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