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


Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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