Watercolor Wednesday with Schut-10 #Exaclair #Schut #Watercolor #Zentangle

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 Papier Salland Printmaking Paper, Warm White, 50% cotton,50% cellulose,300 gm2/140 lbs

PH Neutral, Acid-free, chlorine-free.  Good for printmaking–copperplate, etching, silk screen printing and lithography, but also good for watercolor and drawing.

I don’t do much in the way of printmaking, so I decided to try fountain pen and watercolor for my tests.

The paper has a fairly smooth surface, more like a hot pressed paper than a cold pressed. The tooth feels somewhat gritty to the touch.  Although the weight is 140 lb, it felt more like a 200 lb to me, due to the stiffness of the paper.

The outcome of my tests:

  • The Paper:
    • can be folded almost edge to edge with crease or cracking, but does retain curve
    • when creased, gets slight radiating lines (not bad for a paper this stiff and heavy)
  • Fountain Pen friendly–
    • no bleed-through
    • no show-through
    • no  feathering
    • colors are bright
    • lines were very crisp
    • ink dried quickly
    • ink flowed easily
  • Watercolor:
    • washes move well
    • pencil lines don’t soften into paint
    • hard lines form easily
    • colors are bright


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