Each Wednesday for 22 weeks, I’ll be sharing artwork that was done on paper from a Schut Papier sampler. I’ll be giving you a little information about each of the papers.
Schut Aqualrelbloc Terschelling Hot Pressed 300 gm2/140 lbs
This is a hot-pressed paper, which means it is smoother than most watercolor papers. Although I didn’t have the chance to try it, I believe this would be also be a good paper for mixed media and/or drawing. It might be too smooth for pastel and color pencil, especially if you want to layer, but it does have some grip.
The paper is stiff, somewhat like cardstock, but, Oh!, it holds up so much better. There was no curling, dimpling or buckling even with heavy wet-on-wet techniques.
The outcome of my tests:
Washes move well.
Paint lifts for lightening color, but not back to white.
Both masking tape and liquid frisket remove easily.
I didn’t have much problem with backruns, but hard edges formed quickly.
You can scrape to remove paint, but paper fuzzes and you may end up with chunks. Scraped areas don’t accept paint well, after.
You can gently fold the paper over until the edges meet. The paper ‘remembers’ the fold, but will straighten completely if weighted down.
If you fold the paper and crease it, the crease radiates into many creases (expected).
As mentioned above, there was no dimpling, buckling or curling. You could paint on this paper without stretching or taping it down.