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Just hoping you all can give me a little insight about coloring stamped images. I have used regular cardstock in the past and have recently used SU! Watercolor paper. I really like the way the SU! Paper works, but don't like the cost so much. Is there another paper you use? Something you buy at Hobby Lobby or Michael's with a coupon? I use mostly SU! Markers. Thanks!
You can purchase watercolor paper at most craft stores. I usually get Strathmore cold press 140# paper. It seems to be pretty comparable to the SU! paper. It comes in tablet form and the sheets are 9 X 12. So, if I don't have the SU! paper, I use that. HTH
Cold press which has a bumpy surface, it's the more traditional surface/look but can be hard to stamp on so be sure your ink pad is "juicy". Hot press is a smooth surface paper - think ironed finish
Watercolor paper also come in weights from 90# on up. The lower the number the cheaper the paper but the more it will warp and be harder to work on. You will probably need to find a happy medium, cheap enough for your budget but not so cheap you give up using your watercolors all together.
and yes you can get it at big box stores as well as art supply stores
I get ultra smooth cardstock from the Paper Cut or Marco's paper. I really like coloring with watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen. If I am coloring on glossy paper I stamp with India Ink stamp pad and color with Prismacolor markers