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 French mill since 1492, Arches watercolour papers are produced on a cylinder mould with pure French stream water. Made with natural gelatin sizing; naturally white containing no optical brighteners offers optimal longevity. Each sheet of Arches watercolour paper is hand inspected to ensure consistency and durability. Arches is strong enough to handle multiple washes of colour, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. Each sheet is permeated with sizing to give each fibre a consistent feel and absorbency. It is an ideal paper for watercolour and other wet media, and can also be used for drawing and printmaking.
Also available in gummed pads.
This spiral pad is excellent to keep as a journal and take away on your next holiday. Great for light washes but if you do wet in wet the paper has a tendency to buckle a little. Linda Pipe (Corio, Australia) on 25 Jul 2013
This paper was recommended to me as high quality, and it is. Janet Goom (La Chapelle Thireuil, France) on 14 Dec 2013
Small pad is ideal for practising with the use of heavy paper without using large amount. Spiral binding allows to paint on both sides. I have to remember this paper takes a lot of water.Pre- wetting is often a good idea. Yulia Gaidakova (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on 7 Apr 2014