ACEO 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" Arches Watercolor Paper, Choice of 3 Surface Textures and 2 Weights - Pack of 25 Sheets + Clear Sleeves

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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.

ACEO is a standard size for creating miniature original paintings and drawings to sell, trade and collect. There is an entire art movement dedicated to this fun and unique art form. This pack includes 25 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" ACEO size art papers, plus 25 matching crystal clear sleeves to put your finished masterpieces into.

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.



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I just love these! I love how they come with little protective sleeves so I can protect my tiny little art pieces. I'm so glad I got these. Now I have to start painting on them. Thank you so much for fast delivery and nice packing. I'll be back!!
Feb 28, 2017 by Kandice Cook Heller
Great product, thanks so much!
Sep 29, 2015 by mrebecca

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