The iconic colourful covers came from the idea that the artist should have ownership and choice when it came to all aspects of their work. Allowing artists to reflect their personality with the pads they use.
Gouache can be used on a variety of papers with watercolour paper being the most common. As it is essentially watercolour with an opaque element the watercolour paper can function in a similar manner, absorbing the wet media and often leaving a chalky finish. Here is our Basic Breakdown Blog explaining how Gouache works and what it is.
There is a modern trend towards sustainability in not only the paper industry but in all aspects of modern life. The aim is to reduce deforestation, water use, greenhouse gas emission and fossil fuel consumption. Sustainable paper production is one of the ways we can do this, our Basic Breakdown Blog explores Ethical Paper-Making.
Within this Basic Breakdown Blog our in-house artist talks about the differences between watercolour pads, blocks and singular sheets. If you are wanting to try a watercolour surface, we highly recommend checking this blog out first.
This Basic Breakdown Blog breaks everything down about the paper making process. We think it is very important for you to know what goes in to making paper that you use so you can make an informative choice!