11" x 14" Arches Watercolor Paper, Choice of 3 Surface Textures and 2 Weights - Pack of 10 Sheets
- Question? Contact the seller
Arches Watercolor Paper is one of the finest papers made anywhere in the world. It literally sets the standard for quality watercolor paper.
Made at the Arches mill in France, which has been in continuous operation since 1492. Everything about this paper is superior quality. Archival and completely acid-free, Arches is mouldmade out of 100% cotton rags, a process that produces a sheet with a random, unique texture, almost akin to a handmade sheet. Compare this to the flat, mechanical texture imprinted on machine-made paper, and you can see that a blank piece of Arches paper is a work of art in itself.
Sized with gelatin, which allows the paper to stay wet longer, giving you more time to blend and blur your watercolors. The sizing also gives the surface a robust, tough quality. Arches will never disintegrate with erasing, and also allows you to blot and scrub the paint film much more than with flimsier paper.
Watercolorists rely on Arches, but it is terrific for many media. Acrylics and gouache paint produce excellent results, as well as any type of ink. Arches is also a wonderful surface for drawing and mixed media. Works well with pencil, charcoal, soft pastel and crayon. Will fit into any 11x14 mat or frame. Pack of ten sheets. Paints and brushes not included.
Choice of three surface textures:
* Cold-Pressed - The legendary cold pressed surface has the perfect amount of texture, letting your brush glide and catching the paint, creating the characteristic "sparkle" of a watercolor painting, while still allowing for detail work.
* Hot-Pressed - The innovative hot pressed surface is super-smooth, showing every bit of color and texture variation in your paint. It is well suited for modern and abstract techniques, and mixed media, such as pen and ink with watercolor.
* Rough - The rugged rough surface has an aggressive texture, lending to vigorous brushwork and bold effects. Use Rough for modern and abstract work, and to emphasize texture in your paintings.
Two paper weights offered:
* 140 LB. - The standard weight for watercolor paper. Heavy enough to not buckle or warp significantly when wet.
* 300 LB. - Nearly as thick as cardboard, these ultra-premium sheets are perfect for more robust painting techniques. Withstands vigorous scrubbing, erasure and scraping of the surface. Thick enough to display unframed without warping.
We offer custom cutting for any size outer dimension of our Arches Watercolor Paper. Just send the owner a message indicating your requested size(s), weight(s) and texture(s) and we will make a custom Etsy item for you.
If the shipping cost comes in less than what is quoted here, we will give you a prompt refund for the difference.
You might also like
More from this seller
Shipping & policies
We choose the best shipping method relative to the size and weight of the item(s) ordered.
If you have a deadline when your product(s) need to arrive, please write us a note. If we need to upgrade your shipping method in order to make your deadline, you will be contacted before order shipment.
International orders are also accepted. Please contact us before placing an order and we will give you an accurate shipping quote.
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. CA State Sales Tax is only charged for in-state (California) orders. Orders may be cancelled until they are processed and shipped out to you - let us know right away if you need to cancel an order.
Returns & exchanges
We accept returns on all items, except where noted in the item description.
All returns not of our error are subject to a 15% re-stocking fee and the cost to ship the items back to us is the customer's responsibility.
All items must arrive back to us in resellable condition in order to qualify for a refund.
Contact us for details on getting a return authorization.
Oak Creek Printworks offers custom cutting on many of our products, including archival mats, glass/Plexi, foam core and frames. Please contact us with the details of your request and we will send you a comprehensive quote.
If you need large quantities of any of our items, let us know and we can create a custom item for you to purchase directly in our Etsy shop.