This hardback watercolour book comprises of 28 sheets of Saunders Waterford watercolour paper from St Cuthberts Mill. The paper has a weight of 300g/m2 (140lb), which will allow it to perform well without requiring stretching, even after multiple washes. It is cold pressed (CP), which is also commonly known as NOT (meaning that it is not hot pressed) and so has a slightly textured surface, making it suitable for most types of work.
The sheets are 11 inches by 10 inches (28cm x 25cm) with a deckle edge and are casebound in a black hardback cover, making this watercolour book an attractive way to record and keep en plein air paintings or studio painted watercolour sketches.
Saunders Waterford watercolour paper is mould-made, which provides the charm of hand-made paper, but without the inherent variability from sheet to sheet. It is made from 100% cotton fibres, which give the sheet strength and durability due to the fibres' relatively longer length. Its surface is coated in gelatine size, making it strong and resilient to scrubbing and so is ideally suited when, for example, using latex masking fluid or large areas of colour need to be lifted out, as the paper’s surface is less prone to damage.
Watercolour papers made from 100% cotton are generally considered as the best quality. They can absorb and hold relatively more water and so are good for wet into wet techniques.
During the paper making process, Saunders Waterford papers are internally buffered with calcium carbonate in order to protect finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acidic pollutants.
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