Saturday, March 19, 2011
new paper trial- colorfix suede
In addition this is a new paper. The people at Dakota Pastels sent me a piece of Colourfix Suede. I like this paper and I am really fussy about paper. It takes the watercolor quite well and the taped paper didn't buckle a bit. In addition after the watercolor had dried it was easy to smooth the pastel with a finger. A perfect mix of smooth and rough the suede has enough texture so that the pastel will rest on top and vibrate with the underpainting.
Here is what Dakota says,
NEW! ART SPECTRUM COLOURFIX SUEDE
Art Spectrum has added a new line of paper with a less abrasive surface to its family of archival quality pastel papers. The surface of Colourfix Suede is smoother or softer to the touch than the original Colourfix, so is gentler on fingers and tools, yet still holds layers of pastel. It works particularly well with PanPastel and Sofft Tools. The Suede is produced on a heavier weight (500gm) hot press watercolor paper for more rigidity. The surface coating also goes to the edge of the paper to help distinguish it from the original. Colourfix is available in eight colors - six new colors, black and white. The Rainbow Packs have the six colors plus two each of black and white.
We offer a sampler containing one 9 x 12" sheet of each of the 8 colors.
It's on sale at Dakota. Here is the link.