There are three different colours, each in three different weights: white, natural and bamboo colour in 80gsm, 120gsm and 160gsm. Dimensions are approximately 56x76cm (22x30in) with deckled edges.
The white and natural are made from 100% mulberry and the bamboo is made from a bamboo and mulberry mix. If you are an artist, specialist printer or suppliers to these markets, please check out these papers at the HQ Papermaker website www.hqpapermaker.com
Through experience, artists learn which papers are best suited for a particular technique. Our papers have the following characteristics.
All of our papers are well suited to dry media such as pencil, pastels, charcoal, etc.
Particularly good results have been achieved with etching, lithographs and block prints. Our papers also work with inkjet and laserjet printers.
The papers are suited for wet media such as poster paints, acrylic and oils, but we recommend that the paper should be treated like a canvass and coated with a suitable sealing agent if heavy brushwork techniques are used.
The two mulberry papers can also be used for watercolour if a dry layering technique is used. That is, if each layer of paint or wash is allowed to dry before applying subsequent layers. The papers are not recommended for wet on wet layering unless a sealing agent is used, as a 'dust' will form on the surface of the paper.
The bamboo paper is excellent for wood cut block prints and embossing. It also works well with the media listed above but is not suitable for watercolour.
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