A selection of papers designed for use with water colour paints.
There are 3 surfaces for watercolour paper. 'Rough' has a textured surface with a prominent tooth. The pools of watercolour collect in the indentations to create a grainy effect. 'Cold-pressed' (or NOT) has a less textured surface and is the most popular surface for watercolour artists. 'Hot-pressed' watercolour paper has a smooth surface with a fine grain, it is good for applying washes as the paint dries quickly and evenly, the paper is suitable for watercolour, print making and fine detail illustration.
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