Arches Bright White Aquarelle Watercolour Paper is a 100% cotton paper. This surface provides a whiter alternative to Arches Traditional White Watercolour Paper, without the addition of any bleaches or optical brighteners.
This is a professional grade watercolor paper of the highest quality. Manufactured in the same French mill since 1492, Arches watercolor papers are produced on a cylinder mould with pure French stream water. Made with natural gelatin sizing; naturally white containing no optical brightners offers optimal longevity. Each sheet of Arches watercolor paper is hand inspected to ensure consistency and durability. Arches is strong enough to handle multiple washes of color, masking fluid, scrubbing and artist tape without damage to the surface. Each sheet is permeated with sizing to give each fiber a consistent feel and absorbency. It is an ideal paper for watercolor and other wet media, and can also be used for drawing and printmaking. Acid-free.
Arches is available in ROUGH, COLD PRESSED (NOT) and HOT PRESSED (HP) in 140lb (300gsm) and 300lb (640gsm) weights.
The rough is the roughest paper, NOT is a medium texture and HP is smooth.
Each pack contains 5 full imperial sheets of paper, which can be cut into 1/2 or 1/4 imperial at no extra charge.
Please note that if the paper is cut then there will no longer be deckled edges on all four sides. When the paper is cut, in half, there will be 3 deckle edges and when the paper is cut, in quarter, there will be 2 deckle edges.
Prices reduced when you buy two packs or more of the same weight of paper in any surface.
All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:
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Excellent watercolour paper. Very robust if the occasion is needed. Holds water well. Always use Arches. Great for printing too. Kay Clark (PETERBOROUGH, United Kingdom) on 23 Oct 2018
Without doubt, one of the very best watercolour papers. The hard size used in manufacture controls absorption well, providing the toughest paper available. It may require ‘damping’ with a wash of clean water before painting. In itself this is not a problem, but for larger sizes of thinnest weight sheets stretching is therefore recommended to limit cockling when wet. Andrew Thomson (Bideford, United Kingdom) on 23 Jan 2019
The only paper used by our art group for watercolours. Paul Edgar (Ruthin, United Kingdom) on 21 Dec 2018