Local Art Pad Bockingford & Saunders Waterford watercolour pad
20 sheets of 300gsm Bockingford & 5 sheets of 300gsm Saunders Waterford per pad
Either A4 or A3 (hover over small image to see size)
Cold Press Paper.
Spiral Bound short end.
We have thought out of the standard pads and designed a few special ones perfect for artist’s needs. This pad has 20 sheets of Bockingford Cold Press 300 gsm and then at the back has 5 sheets of 300 gsm Saunders Waterford Cold press making this perfect for all levels of watercolour artists. For professional artists use the 300gsm for ideas and 300gsm for more finished work.
Bockingford is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill. This is a high-quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture.
Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities, this is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world.
Bockingford offers quality watercolour paper at an affordable price.
As well as watercolour, Bockingford is suitable for pastel, gouache, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, pen & ink.
This NOT paper is wood free, internally sized and acid-free.
Saunders Waterford is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine. This is the superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill and comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement. Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality papermaking material, to high archival standards.
Each sheet is buffered with calcium carbonate to help defend finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acids present in atmospheric pollution.
Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture.
The surface is sized in gelatine making it strong and resilient to scrubbing, and other rough treatments.
Manufacture: Cylinder mould made
Ingredients: 100% Cotton
Longevity: Acid-free & archival Calcium carbonate buffered pH 7-9
Characteristics: Gelatine surface sized Internally sized 4 deckle edges (two natural, two torn by hand, unless stated otherwise)
Natural woollen felt textured
Authenticity: Watermark bearing the name Saunders Waterford. Embossed mark with the St Cuthberts cross
Grain Direction: Long-Grain The Saunders Waterford paper is trimmed to make the Pads
Shade (White): 76%* TAPPI Whiteness value
89% TAPPI Whiteness value
No OBAs (Optical brightening agents)
Highly lightfast (minimum 6+ on Blue Wool Scale)
Binding: Blocks are glued on all 4 edges
Suitable for: Watercolour Acrylic Gouache Pastel Pen & Ink Pencil Charcoal and printmaking.
100% Cotton Highest quality papermaking material with excellent archival properties mould made with superior surface stability
Acid-free & archival quality, the paper will last for hundreds of years (in good storage conditions) and won’t discolour or fall apart.
Gelatine Surface Sized makes the sheet very strong and assists with the flow of wash from brush to paper. It is resistant to scrubbing and other extreme treatments like masking fluid removal.
Beautiful Random Surface Texture Surface enhances the finished painting. Watermarked and embossed for authenticity.
Endorsed by the Royal Watercolour Society which is an important recommendation from this highly prestigious group of watercolourists.
No need to soak and stretch the sheet as the paper dries flat. Excellent for painting on location. Suitable for Multimedia.
- Medium: Watercolour
- Artists Level: Student