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Watercolour Paper

Traditionally, the highest quality watercolour papers have always been manufactured from cotton fibres, which impart strength and durability to the sheet. The term 100% rag is still used to denote pure cotton fibre content and freedom from any wood pulp.

High quality artist papers are made on a mould machine, which provides all the appeal of hand made paper, but without the inevitable variations from sheet to sheet. Additionally, the best papers are manufactured to be acid free, thereby preventing degradation.

There are three main surface textures to watercolour papers, HP, CP (NOT) and Rough. HP stands for ‘hot pressed’ and is the smoothest paper suitable for high detail work. CP stands for ‘cold pressed’ (and is also commenly known as NOT - as in ‘not hot pressed’) is a slightly textured surface and popular because it is suitable for most types of work. Finally, there is ‘rough’, which is exactly what its name suggests, suitable for landscapes, seascapes etc., where a heavily textured paper enhances the final piece of work. When heavy washes are used on lighter weight paper, stretching is recommended otherwise the paper will buckle or cockle.

We stock many brands of watercolour paper, Bockingford, Saunders, Arches, Fabriano and many more. Our papers are available in loose sheet watercolour paper packs, watercolour pads, and watercolour blocks and watercolour boards.

 

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Arches 140lb Watercolour Paper Blocks

126 reviews

20 sheets per block, glued 4 sides and available in 140lb (300gsm) HP, NOT and ROUGH.

from £17.35

Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Paper

197 reviews

100% rag, neutral pH, watermarked, gelatine tub-sized.

from £20.75

Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper Block

34 reviews

20 sheets of acid-free Saunders Waterford 140lb (300gsm) 100% rag watercolour paper.

from £19.46

Bockingford Blocks

44 reviews

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from £11.09

Canson Moulin Du Roy Watercolour Paper Pads

4 reviews

Canson Moulin Du Roy Watercolour Paper Pads contain 10 sheets of traditional cylinder mould made paper that is 100% cotton. Available in NOT and HP, in A4 and A3.

from £10.44

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper Pads

7 reviews

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper Pads each include 12 sheets of 300gsm (140lb) NOT watercolour paper ideal for students, beginners and hobbyists.

from £5.16

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paper Sheets

4 reviews

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paper Sheets are a traditional cylinder mould made, 100% cotton watercolour painting surface. Available in NOT, HP & Rough.

from £23.95

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paper Blocks

3 reviews

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour Paper Blocks are filled with 20 Sheets of 300gsm 100% cotton watercolour paper. Available in NOT, HP & Rough in 4 sizes.

from £21.07

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Postcards

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Postcards includes 15 4" x 6" (10.5cm x 14.8cm) sheets of 140lb (300gsm) NOT surface paper printed on the reverse.

£5.66

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper Jumbo Pad

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper Jumbo Pad contains 50 A4 sheets of watercolour paper ideal for students, beginners and hobbyists.

£19.13

Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper

Winsor & Newton Classic Watercolour Paper is a great introductory watercolour painting surface for students, beginners and hobbyists.

£18.96

Winsor & Newton Mixed Media Paper Pads

Winsor & Newton Mixed Media Paper Pads contain 30 spiral-bound, 250gsm sheets of paper suitable for mixed media and multi-layered artwork.

from £8.03

Bockingford Watercolour Paper

344 reviews

Acid Free, internally sized, avaiable in a NOT and Extra Rough surface. Very popular.

from £8.56

Millford 140lb Watercolour Paper Blocks

1 review

Millford is a unique watercolour paper developed and produced by St. Cuthberts Mill.

from £24.41

Saunders Waterford Watercolour paper

206 reviews

100% rag, Acid free, watermarked, gelatine tub-sized.

from £15.12

Mini Watercolour Paper Starter Pack

112 reviews

14 90The mini starter pack comes with a information sheet on watercolour paper terms and usage plus contains the superb selection of 20 top quality watecolour paper.

£13.95

Saunders Waterford High White Watercolour Paper

167 reviews

High White is a new addition to the Saunders range with a new whiter shade which is much brighter.

from £23.10

Hahnemuhle Bamboo Mixed Media Sketchbook

6 reviews

This spiral bound sketchbook contains 15 sheets of 265gsm 15 x 25cm paper, suitable for a whole variety of artistic applications.

£8.22

Hahnemuhle Akademie Watercolour Book

11 reviews

This watercolour book is the ideal companion for artists who love to capture their holiday memories without delay. 

from £8.65

Hahnemuhle Akademie Watercolour Postcards

5 reviews

This stylish tin box contains 30 individual watercolour postcards. These postcards are excellent for capturing quick holiday impressions and painting greetings cards.

£6.89

Saunders Waterford High White Watercolour Paper Block

33 reviews

Saunders Waterford High White Paper now in blocks

from £28.34

Canson Heritage Watercolour Paper

1 review

For centuries the world's greatest artists have expressed themselves using Canson® papers. From the moment it was founded, Canson® has created artist paper.

from £26.73

Canson Moulin Du Roy Watercolour Paper

2 reviews

Canson Moulin du Roy watercolour paper is made on a traditional cylinder mould machine. Moulin du Roy is 100% cotton, has ideal absorbency and superior strength.

from £22.90

Strathmore Series 300 Watercolour Paper Pads 11" x 15"

The Strathmore Series 300 Watercolour Paper Pad 11" x 15" is filled with 12 sheets of 300gsm (140lb) NOT (cold pressed) texture paper.

from £7.98

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper Pads

1 review

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper Pads include 15 sheets of 300gsm (184lb) white vellum surfaced paper. They are ideal for artists combining different mediums.

from £4.99

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Toned Paper Pads

3 reviews

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Toned Paper Pads include 15 sheets of toned 300gsm (184lb) vellum surfaced paper. Available in warm Tan and cool Grey.

from £5.24

Botanical Ultra Smooth Fat Pads

14 reviews

This new paper has been produced by St Cuthberts Mill in the UK as a replacement for Fabriano 5 Hot Pressed (HP) as it is no longer being produced with a smooth surfac

from £11.66

Arches Bright White Aquarelle Watercolour Paper

15 reviews

Arches Bright White Aquarelle Watercolour Paper provides a whiter alternative to Arches Traditional White Watercolour paper. Available in packs of 5 full imperial sheets.

from £27.84

Ken Bromley Bockingford Watercolour Paper Block

27 reviews

Bockingford water colour paper in blocks, glued on four sides.

from £24.50

Langton Watercolour Paper Block

59 reviews

12 sheets of Acid free Langton 140lb (300gsm) water colour paper. Very popular for watercolour and line and wash.

from £11.78

Langton Prestige Watercolour Pads

14 reviews

100% Cotton, mould made watercolour paper pads available in 2 sizes.

from £15.12

Millford Watercolour Paper

23 reviews

This paper has been produced especially by St Cuthburts Mill to replace the recently discontinued Whatman paper.

£22.85

Arches 300lb Watercolour Paper Blocks

12 reviews

Made in the traditional way, on a cylinder mould, ARCHES Watercolour paper has a harmonious natural grain. The fibres are evenly distributed, making the paper more sta

from £34.68

Ken Bromley Practice Paper Pack

199 reviews

Pack of Fabriano 280gsm watercolour paper available in a variety of pack sizes.

from £10.30

Arches Aquarelle Gummed Watercolour Paper Pads

21 reviews

Arches watercolour paper is a 100% cotton paper. Arches Watercolour Paper is a professional grade watercolour paper of the highest quality. Manufactured in the same Frenc

from £15.37

Tinted Bockingford Watercolour Paper

29 reviews

140lb (300gsm), available in a range of colours or get a mixed pack which contains one of each colour.
 

from £14.48

Hahnemuhle Leonardo Watercolour Paper

10 reviews

Leonardo is natural white, acid free, lightfast and extremely resistant to ageing.

from £39.50

Hahnemuhle The Collection Watercolour Paper

Hahnemuhle The Collection Watercolour paper is a 100% cotton rag painting surface that is mould-made, surface sized and is available in 140lb (300gsm) in HP, NOT & Rough.

from £23.50

Hahnemuhle Agave Watercolour Paper Block

Hahnemuhle Agave Watercolour Paper Blocks include 12 sheets of 290gsm (135lb) paper in a NOT Cold Pressed surface. 70% Agave fibre and 30% cotton rag.

from £10.95

Hahnemuhle Agave Watercolour Paper

The Hahnemuhle Agave Watercolour Paper is a NOT texture watercolour paper. Agave is made from 30% cotton rag and 70% Agave fibre.

£15.99

Hahnemuhle Britannia Watercolour Blocks

6 reviews

Natural white, acid free, lightfast and extremely age resistant.

from £9.50

Frisk White Yupo Paper Postcard Pad

The Frisk White YUPO Paper Postcard Pad includes 15 sheets of A6 155gsm yupo paper. This small size is ideal for small experiments or studies, and for making card fronts.

£4.25

Langton Prestige Blocks

24 reviews

100% Cotton, mould made watercolour paper blocks available in 2 sizes.

from £16.38

Fabriano 5 Watercolour Paper

32 reviews

Mould-made 50% rag, acid free, surface sized, watermarked with 2 deckle edges.

£14.62

Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper

112 reviews

100% Rag, acid free, watermarked.

from £14.10

Watercolour Paper Starter Pack

21 reviews

This pack contains 11 different 140lb papers.
Available in 11"x15" (1/4 Imperial)

£33.50

Saunders Watercolour Paper Fat Pads

19 reviews

Contain 25 sheets of either Saunders Waterford NOT or Fabriano Classico 5 HP 300gsm (140lb) paper.

from £21.68

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolour Paper Pads

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolour Paper Pads contain 20 sheets of 200gsm (95lb) toned watercolour paper with a smooth, fine grain. These pads are A4 in Beige & Grey.

from £13.58

Frisk YUPO Paper Pack of 10 A2 Sheets

This Frisk YUPO Paper Pack of 10 A2 Sheets is packed in a cardboard tube and contains ten individual sheets of synthetic YUPO paper.

£25.42

Arches 300gsm (140lb) Watercolour Roll

4 reviews

Arches watercolour paper is a 100% cotton paper. Arches Watercolor Paper is a professional grade watercolor paper of the highest quality.

from £135.00

Fabriano Watercolour Hardback Sketchbook

3 reviews

Our Fabriano Watercolour Hardback Sketchbook contains 30 sheets of 200gsm watercolour paper with a NOT (cold pressed) surface.

from £11.23

Fabriano Leporello Journal Sketchbook

The Fabriano Leporello Journal is a hardback sketchbook filled with Fabriano Medioevalis paper. This paper is mould made and folds in the book in one long concertina.

£15.63

Derwent Watercolour Pads

4 reviews

Specially designed for use with water-soluble pencils!

from £7.25

Frisk White Yupo Heavyweight Paper Pads

Frisk White Yupo Heavyweight Paper Pads are available in A5, A4 and A3 and include 15 sheets of 155gsm heavyweight Yupo paper.

from £7.99

Frisk White Yupo Paper Pad 85gsm 25 Sheets

8 reviews

This smooth surface synthetic paper is ideal for usewith Alcohol Inks, Mixed Media, Watercolours and Acrylics.

from £15.43

Langton Watercolour Board

23 reviews

The surface is a mould made watercolour paper, acid free. Perfect for repeated wash work. NOT surface only.

from £17.76

Langton Prestige Watercolour Board

8 reviews
Langton Prestige is a superior-quality watercolour paper manufactured using 100% cotton, the highest quality material for papermaking.
from £10.45

Bockingford Watercolour Paper Roll

5 reviews

Acid free, NOT surface, 140lb (300gsm). Size 60"x11yards (152cm x 10m).

£124.79

Daler Rowney Langton Watercolour Paper

7 reviews

Colour stable, mould made and acid free.

from £17.20

Langton Watercolour Pads

19 reviews

Acid free water colour paper. Very popular for watercolour and line and wash work.

from £8.95

Van Gogh 140lb Black Watercolour Paper Pads

3 reviews

Van Gogh Black Watercolour Paper Pads offer a cold pressed (NOT) dark painting surface and are perfect for use with metallic and interference colours.

from £10.45

Bockingford HP Watercolour Paper Pads

28 reviews

This is an inexpensive alternative to Artist 100% Rag water colour paper which is most popular with students and amateurs.

from £5.79

Bockingford NOT Watercolour Paper Pads

55 reviews

This is an inexpensive alternative to Artist 100% Rag water colour paper which is most popular with students and amateurs.

from £5.79

Bockingford Rough Watercolour Paper Pads

23 reviews

This is an inexpensive alternative to Artist 100% Rag water colour paper which is most popular with students and amateurs.

from £5.79

Botanical Ultra Smooth 300gsm

6 reviews

This new paper has been produced by St Cuthberts Mill in the UK as a replacement for Fabriano 5 Hot Pressed as it is no longer being produced with a smooth surface.

£13.65

Canson XL Mixed Media Pads

19 reviews

Attractive textured paper, suitable for acrylic, gouache, drawing, watercolour....

from £7.24

Fabriano Accademia Roll

4 reviews

Roll Size: 1.5m x 10m

£28.95

Langton Prestige Watercolour Paper

14 reviews

Superb English made archival-quality watercolour paper, made from 100% cotton.

from £27.88

Strathmore Series 400 Watercolour Spiral Bound Pad 9 x 12

2 reviews

The Strathmore Series 400 Watercolour Spiral Bound Pad 9" x 12" is filled with 12 sheets of NOT (cold pressed) textured 140lb (300gsm) watercolour paper.

£7.75

Saunders Waterford Book

30 reviews

28 Sheets of Saunders Watercolour paper with some deckle edges, stitched into a hard back book.

from £40.16
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