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Offline Lynda

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colored paper
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:16:08 PM »
Hello,

I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a good (smooth) colored paper that takes calligraphy inks and gouache well.  I would love to find pads with different colors in it.

I see Paper & Ink has Murano pads.  Has anyone used these for original calligraphy work?

Thank you!
Lynda

Offline Katie Leavens

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Re: colored paper
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 12:12:31 PM »
I have used the Stratmore Artagain in black with good results. They also have pads in assorted colors I haven't used them, but I'm sure they work just as well.

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Re: colored paper
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 01:25:33 PM »
Thanks Katie!

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Re: colored paper
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:50:47 AM »
I am in love with Canson Mi-Teintes. It is a pastel paper and the back side is much smoother. They have variety of pads, in A4 and A3 sizes and all sorts of colour combination. If your art store doesn't have them, you can get them on Amazon. For me it was the same price as the art store (was out of stock on colours I wanted).

EDIT: Forgot the links - http://en.canson.com/pastel-colour/canson-mi-teintes and a practice piece I did on that paper (https://imgur.com/a/qFk82nV - W&N gouache with Departementale Cementee 2552 before I realized the other side is smoother)
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Re: colored paper
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 06:59:09 AM »
Thanks much neriah!

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Re: colored paper
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 01:17:47 PM »
I also love Canson Mi-Tientes!

Another alternative is the Recollection paper sold at Michaels. They have cardstock and regular colored paper, both take ink well in my experience and come in variety packs.

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Re: colored paper
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 01:24:24 PM »
Good to know!  Thanks Raayynuh.