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Old 07-18-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Thanks in advance for your answers.

I wanted to know what people think about SU's water colour paper before I order it - if I order it.

Is it white - or slightly off white?

Does it stamp nicely ?

How thick is is it - thin? think?

Is there something similiar that is cheaper and I can find at an art store?

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Thanks in advance for your answers.

I wanted to know what people think about SU's water colour paper before I order it - if I order it.

Is it white - or slightly off white?

Does it stamp nicely ?

How thick is is it - thin? think?

Is there something similiar that is cheaper and I can find at an art store?

Thanks so much!
I like it.
But then I'm biased ...

If you can wait until next month, I'll bring some out with me ...

I like it for colouring ... but then ... I'm not an artistic kind of girl ... so I'm easily satisfied.
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I like it.
But then I'm biased ...

If you can wait until next month, I'll bring some out with me ...

I like it for colouring ... but then ... I'm not an artistic kind of girl ... so I'm easily satisfied.

Well , thanks Gail!! Is it white - or off white - and is it like cardstock think - or really paper thin like I"ve seen some cold pressed stuff in some of the art stores?

It's all in the details,Gail! I'm not sure if I can wait a whole month to find out!
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It is slightly off white. It is a nice heaviness - definitely thicker than normal white cardstock. You can find similar watercolor paper in the art section of Micheal's. What is nice about the craft store variety is that it is full size paper rather than the small pieces that you get from SU. Makes a huge difference in watercoloring if you use the right kind of paper. Good luck!
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I was thinking it was slightly off white ... but not vanilla.
The pieces are small ... enough for a cardfront once it's been matted. (3 3/4" x 5")
Yeah ... thicker than cardstock.
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Honestly, for the price SU charges you can get a whole 9x12 pad of 140lb cold pressed watercolour paper at any art supply store. If you want white smooth watercolour paper, you'll need to get hot pressed watercolour paper. You should also be able to get that at an art supply store.
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