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Old 04-08-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a deep dark black cardstock that I can use polychromos pencils on top off. All of the black cardstocks I've found aren't dark enough and have too much gray in them. Any suggestions?
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True Black from Papertrey Ink would be a good one; so would the Michael's brand, Recollections 110# cardstock. It come in white, cream and black. I've used both and been very pleased.
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Google black cardstock comparison. House of cards did a wonderful comparison of many colors including black and simon days stamp was the clear winner. The post is old but worth reading. I am unable to link right now
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Here's your link, Joan

Houses Built of Cards: Cardstock Review, Comparison, and Giveaway

I'm not sure how it compares colorwise, but I like the very smooth surface of Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black.
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Art papers might be something to consider too - Blick carries black Bristol, and there are some black sketch books as well as black pastel paper and matboard.

This looks interesting and I added one to my cart to try...

Fabriano Black Black and White White Pads - BLICK art materials
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As I understand it Blick is having a big sale tomorrow due to their bday. Just FYI. That Black black is intriguing. I want to get over there and have added it to my look at list.

Tomorrow in the daylight I will compare my black samples and get back here.
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I like Recollections black #110 for card bases, I don't know that I'd want to use it for pencil coloring. I didn't know Blick had a black Bristol, or a sale, so yippee, I will just head on over there to check out that happy news! Thanks for all that enabling, folks. I would also check out Gina K paper and MFT as well...don't know if they were included in the comparison above (hey, it is late and I'm lazy and in bed) but I really like their cardstock and their colors work well for me, including the black I have used for pencil coloring.
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That color comparison is from 4 years ago. In that time it is possible that colors have changed even though they have the same name, and there are many other companies that have paper. GinaK has a great black paper and is ideal as a card base so it can be a one layer card if you like.
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I don't have every black card stock on the market.

What I do have are these, in order of the blackest to the least black:


Simon Says Stamp Black
SU! Basic Black
PTI True Black
Bazzill Card Shoppe Licorice Twist
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The first three are pretty close to each other, but Simon is just a tiny bit darker than the other two.
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OK, here's a little peek at the Fabriano Black Black paper - and while I had it out, I did a little white pencil comparison as well. Just so you know you're special... I hardly ever do videos where I just talk while I'm filming without any forethought!


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Thanks Dina! A 2-fer! Whoot!
I didnt get to go over yet but now I want that pad! And I will take the white pencil rec's too.
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Gee, and to think Blicks is a couple blocks away from Craft Warehouse....might just need to hit both of 'em tomorrow hehehee. Thanks, Dina...looks like a really good buy!
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