Today starts the fourth of eight giveaways. I’m reviewing and giving away a block of Leonardo Watercolor paper. The giveaway is international. Giveaway is now closed.
This giveaway would not have been possible without Hahnemühle’s generosity. Please consider visiting their Facebook page or website to learn more about their wonderful line of products.
- No. of Sheets-10
- Size-24 x 32 cm/9.4 x 12.6 in
- Bound-Glue & Webbing to ensure flatness when wet
- Color-Natural White
- Weight-600 gsm/280 lb.
- Type-Matt/Cold-pressed/Grain Fin
- Content-100% Cotton Rag
- acid free
- age resistant
Look & Feel
Hahnemühle Watercolour Blocks are both glued and gauzed on all four sides with one unbound corner (see photo). I had already removed a couple of sheets before I took this photo, so you can see that the gauze may need to be trimmed around the sides as you go. It isn’t difficult to do, but if you are like me, you need to remind yourself
You can see from the photo how thick this 600 gsm/280 lb. paper is, and the thick cardboard backing. The front cover, which is somewhat like magazine stock, folds back so that it is completely out of the way.
Given the textured effect I got from lifting, I was expecting heavy granulation, so I was surprised that it was less then I got with the Turner and Cézanne papers. I had used different colors, and thought that might make the difference or that I just hadn’t used enough water, but a repeat on another quarter gave the same results. There is a nice amount of granulation, but not as much with the other two Hahnemühle mould-made watercolor papers I’ve reviewed.
On the left, I lifted color while the paint was still wet. Then I tested how rough the paper would be on pens. I used a Fude-style plastic nib on the left and a nylon-fiber tipped technical pen on the right. No damage to either pen and I was able to get reasonably solid lines.
Other Hahnemühle Reviews I’ve done:
Review: Hahnemühle Leonardo Watercolor Block
Review-Hahnemühle Watercolour Postcards in Jubilee Tin
Review: Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Pressed Watercolor Block
Review-Hahnemühle William Turner Watercolour Cold Pressed Block
Review-Hahnemühle A5 #Watercolorbook
Review-Hahnemühle YouTangle.art Tiles for Tangling
Other People’s Reviews:
Belinda Del Pesco- Review of Bamboo, Leonardo & Cézanne Hot Pressed and more
Let’s Paint Nature! Review-Cézanne Cold Pressed & Hot Pressed, William Turner and Leonardo
Julia Bausenhardt Review-Cézanne Hot-Pressed, Leonardo and „Federzeichenblock“ pen pad
Painters On Line Review: Leonardo and Cézanne
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION (Giveaway has ended)
Who Can Enter? This giveaway is international.
What Is the Prize? One winner will receive a block of Hahnemühle Leonardo Watercolor Paper as reviewed in this post.
How to Enter? Cut and paste these words: ‘I want to win Hahnemühle Leonardo Paper ‘ into the subject line of an email, and send it to me at LifeImitatesDoodles [at] Gmail [dot] com. (replace the words enclosed in [ ] with an @ and a . and make sure there are no spaces).
When does the giveaway start and end? (Giveaway has ended.) The giveaway starts on Sunday 10/29/17 at 05:00 AM PDT and ends Sunday 11/05/17 at 11:59 PDT. I’ll notify the winners on 11/06/17, by responding to the email sent as an entry.
Who is Giving Away the Prizes? Hahnemühle sent me this block of Leonardo Watercolor Paper for the purposes of a giveaway. All thanks go to Hahnemühle for their generosity.
Disclaimer: I earned a Hahnemühle Watercolor block at Doodlewash using DO points. The rest of the items, including this block of Leonardo watercolor paper, were graciously offered by Hahnemühle when I mentioned holding a giveaway for the block.
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