Arches Watercolour blocks

Arches Watercolour blocks

    ARCHES® paper is made on a cylinder mould (traditional process): quality close to that of paper made by craft methods. This process can produce papers with a high grammage and exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing, when they are gelatin sized to the core. Therefore, even if it is soaked for a long time, the paper will still retain enough gelatin not to become too absorbent.

    Its 100 % long cotton fibre composition gives the paper its beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch as well as strength.

    Exclusive to ARCHES®, gelatin sizing to the core preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating into the paper. It allows superposing of washes and gives it added strength to resist erasing and scratching without tearing or linting. It also allows paints to be removed, either wet or dry, easily revealing the whiteness of the paper. ARCHES® Aquarelle can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

    Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic.

    Available in 185, 300, 356, 640 and 850 gsm in different formats like sheets, rolls, pads glued on the short side, block glued on 4 sides and with 3 textures: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. 

    ARCHES® Aquarelle has an even, natural grain. The choice of texture will depend on the medium used by the artist. 

    Colours: Natural white and bright white.

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    Manufacturer: Arches
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    Available colors

    The limitations imposed by RGB visualization do not permit a perfect chromatic reproduction of the shades. At your local dealer you will have the possibility of consulting a hand-made colourchart realized with original colours.

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