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Pastel Pads and Papers

Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Paper

Printed on 300gsm hot press watercolour paper and with its 20 dense, light fast colours and fine deep tooth.
Colourfix™ is a superb substrate for acrylics, inks, silver-point, oil pastels, gouache, watercolours and dry media such as soft pastels, charcoal and pencils. The natural toothy surface will hold multiple layers of pastel without the need for fixative, allowing the velvet bloom and vibrant colour of pastel to be preserved. Erasing is also easy with Colourfix™. The tough, toothy surface can be sanded, scrubbed, soaked and reworked over and over.

Sheet size:
50 x 70cm

 Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Board

Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Board is an 1160gsm (550lbs) hot press watercolour board, for the artist seeking a flat, rigid work surface that still meets conservation standards.

They are ideal for all mediums, including oil paint. The full range of 20 colours is offered in ‘Plein Air Board’, produced in a convenient size for easy framing.

Sheet size:
50 x 70cm

 Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Primer (Pots)

Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Primer is a fine tooth, quick drying acrylic primer which bonds aggressively to practically any clean, dry surface - all types of papers (300 gsm or heavier recommended), canvas, card, ply, plastic, glass, timber, ceramic and metal. Art Spectrum Colourfix™ Primer can be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers etc. straight from the pot. 20 colours are available, including Natural (Clear)*. All colours can be intermixed, or tinted with Art Spectrum Inks or Gouache, to create new shades.

All colours are available in 250ml pots. Black, White and Clear are also available in 1 litre tubs.

Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Pads and Sheets

Mi-Teintes is one of the world's most popular papers. Mi-Teintes has 65% rag content,a 98 lb. weight and is gelatin sized making it very strong and allowing repeated reworking in a variety of media.

The Mi-Teintes sheet has two distinct surface textures, one side smooth and the other grainy. Thus the sheet is adaptable to an endless array of techniques. No matter what media you use soft pastel, oil pastel, pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, watercolour, designers’ colours or acrylic you’ll find the Mi-Teintes sheet to be highly receptive and easy to work on.

Mi-Teintes Pads come in different colour combinations:
Grey, blues, black, white, warm tones, bright tones and assorted colours.

Available in the flowing sizes:
A3, A4, A5 pads
Single sheet size:
19 × 25”

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