To make our handmade sketchbooks we use only best brands watercolour papers.
100% cotton papers become from best European factories and they are: Fabriano Artistico, Arches Aquarelle (old name is Watercolour), Arches Expression and Saunders Waterford.
All those papers are original branded and marked, double-sided, certified, acid free and produced in a traditional process. Their extraordinary hardness and strength make they suitable for various techniques.
Also we use 50% cotton paper which is called Fabriano 5 and it is made from a mixture of cotton and cellulose pulp. It is a perfect paper for various techniques, especially for guache. It combines the best features of cellulose and cotton paper.
Most of them are come in Cold Pressed option in our sketchbooks, but we offer also sketchbooks with Hot Pressed surface.
Most artists knows all this cotton papers, but we made some comparison in touch of watercolour for artist who don't choose their favorite brand yet, or just started art journey.
WATERCOLOUR and WASHES:
Fabriano Artistico 100% COTTON 300GSM Cold Pressed CP test samples:
Fabriano Fabriano5 50% COTTON 300GSM ROUGH test samples:
Arches Watercolour 100% COTTON 300GSM Cold Pressed CP test samples:
Arches Expression 100% COTTON 250GSM Cold Pressed CP test samples: