Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Block 300gsm Not

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23 x 31cm 000506 RRP: £47.90 £35.50
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26 x 36cm 000509 RRP: £55.45 £39.95
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31 x 41cm 000512 RRP: £64.45 £49.95
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36 x 51cm 000515 RRP: £87.50 £64.00
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46 x 61cm 033160 RRP: £129.00 £97.50
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Description

Arches Aquarelle watercolour blocks are made on a cylinder mould, which offers a quality close to papers made by craftmenship methods. The slow turning of the cylinder enables the fibres to be deposited evenly and spread in all directions over the wire.

The fibres are distributed evenly, the paper slackens uniformly when wet, giving the artist more control. Only papermaking on a cylinder
mould can produce paper with deckle edges. This process can produce papers with a high grammage and exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing.

The Arches blocks are available in 3 textures:
*cold press: paper with a natural, harmonious grain, suited to the majority of techniques or subjects. It reflects the light and gives the pigments a sublimely
transparent effect.
*hot press: this paper undergoes an extra finishing process, passing through
a press to obtain a very smooth surface. The grain is imperceptible and absorbs the colours more quickly. It is suitable for detailed work and drawing very fine lines.
*rough: this is the paper with the most relief. This texture brings out the colours and gives volume.

  • Quality/Recommended: Recommended for professional artists.
  • Weight: 300gsm
  • Acid free: Yes
  • Made from: 100% cotton
  • Colour: Natural White
  • Ideal for: Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic.
  • Texture: Cold Press (NOT)
  • Brand: Arches
  • Format (cm): 18 x 26 cm, 23 x 31cm, 26 x 36 cm, 31 x 41 cm, 36 x 51 cm
  • Format (inches): 7 x 10.2 inches (approx.), 9 x 12.2 inches (approx.), 10.2 x 14.1 inches (approx.), 12.2 x 16.1 inches (approx.), 14.1 x 20 inches (approx.)
  • Sizing: Sized to the core with natural gelatin: a process exclusive to Arches, who is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper to the core. Even if it is soaked for a long time, the paper will still retain enough gelatin not to become too absorbent.
  • Mould made: Made using a cylinder mould. A
    traditional process which produces very high quality papers similar to handmade paper. Arches has been using this method to make
    paper since 1895.
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13th May 2021 Reviewed by Malu CR This is the only brand of watercolour paper I use and recommend. Handles water like no other. Can be found on amazon and other websites but so far Cass Art has the best supply: consistent, available, good delivery service, and if you are buying more than one is cheaper.

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13th May 2021 Reviewed by Malu CR This is the only brand of watercolour paper I use and recommend. The cold press is my fav texture so far, handles water like no other. Is on amazon and other websites but so far CassArt has the best supply: consistent, available, good delivery service, if you are buying more than one is cheaper.

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30th April 2021 Reviewed by Jonny C Good quality paper

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29th April 2021 Reviewed by Amanda Sherwood Great watercolour paper. Stands up to pencil drawing and erasing and permits a certain amount of lifting-off and correction. Not too absorbent so good for a wash. Does buckle a little if a lot of water is used but this is dealt with easily by pressing under a few heavy books

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28th April 2021 Reviewed by Sharon Dowson Always ready to buy Arches when there is a discount code. I don't use anything else

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23rd April 2021 Reviewed by Huma Taiyebah Fisher Good quality watercolour paper. Arrived on time.

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14th April 2021 Reviewed by Mhairi Waugh Sturdy, high quality paper.

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9th March 2021 Reviewed by Jax Blunt My first time using proper watercolour paper. It takes the colour beautifully, and once dry is smooth and just looks so different to cheap paper.

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3rd March 2021 Reviewed by Katarzyna Janocha This is a premium watercolor paper, very absorbent

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30th January 2021 Reviewed by Zhi Wei Kan Excellent watercolour paper. Cassart products have always arrived well packaged.

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13th January 2021 Reviewed by Caroline Scott For watercolour - landscapes usually. I like the tooth and texture of the paper and the fact that, because the paper is in a block, there is a reduced chance of it cockling.

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6th January 2021 Reviewed by Alix Baker Great for travelling.

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8th December 2020 Reviewed by Thomas Pearson I am an ** painter but I feel reassured by this paper that I am giving myself the best chance of a positive outcome!

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7th December 2020 Reviewed by Pauline Stuart Gold standard watercolour paper

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10th November 2020 Reviewed by Marek Kozniewski it is great

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10th November 2020 Reviewed by Marek Kozniewski to all excellent water ** paper for my purpose

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18th September 2020 Reviewed by Tom Hyatt Head and shoulders above cheaper papers

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3rd September 2020 Reviewed by David Hall great product

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6th August 2020 Reviewed by Jane Ellis can hold plenty of water

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29th July 2020 Reviewed by Madeleine Jephcott Love the block paper

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28th June 2020 Reviewed by Sandria Lewindon Absolutely marvellous paper

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28th June 2020 Reviewed by Paul Seller Water colour pencils.
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13th May 2020 Reviewed by Chris McGuire Perfect for painting tattoo flash! Recommend to anyone looking for a beautifully textured water colour paper. The best there is!

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6th May 2020 Reviewed by Jennifer Lortan Very high quality paper for water colour painting.

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29th April 2020 Reviewed by Simon Mcalister Fantastic quality. I'm thrilled that I don't have to stretch paper with this block as pooling of water and buckling were so frustrating. I divide it up with tape as well so I can make mini spaces for lots of practice

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21st March 2020 Reviewed by Helen Copper Paper is used to make watercolour gift cards. Would recommend if I had any artist friends! Great quality.

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23rd January 2020 Reviewed by Chris Sturgess Good product - particularly if you use masking fluid - other papers such as Blockingford masking fluid lifts the surface

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16th January 2020 Reviewed by Sinem Mucur It's for my mother, she loves water colour painting

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12th December 2019 Reviewed by Jaipetch Bell I like this paper’s texture

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12th November 2019 Reviewed by Dmitri Miletskii great, as expected

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6th September 2019 Reviewed by MARY OLDHAM always use this paper can really recommend it

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29th August 2019 Reviewed by Daphne Kilner fine

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22nd August 2019 Reviewed by Grace Kelly Excellent paper. I can't go back

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30th March 2019 Reviewed by MARY OLDHAM always this paper so pleased with it

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16th January 2019 Reviewed by Zuzanna Turek I love this surface! Love cotton watercolour pads and arches especially. I use it for in and watercolour illustrations and it performs perfectly

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4th January 2019 Reviewed by Megan Allport I don't think this item needs a review!! it is the superior paper, worshiped by artists for centuries!

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1st December 2018 Reviewed by Susan Flynn I use the product for painting in my classes.mi recommend it to my students.

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15th November 2018 Reviewed by Chris Boxall This is a quality block of watercolour paper that saves the need to stretch/secure in place when painting. More expensive but worth it.

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12th July 2018 Reviewed by Marianne Sheila Great quality paper for watercolours and calligraphy. A little pricey, but for good print work, it's nice to have

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18th June 2018 Reviewed by Tamara Conneely Amazing quality paper, great for when I want to use more water

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18th May 2018 Reviewed by Elisa Poggio best watercolor paper ever

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25th April 2018 Reviewed by Rosemary Wright Would prefer the measurements to be given in feet and inches rather than metric, or given in both! I ordered the wrong size and hoped for larger sheets of paper, it was my mistake, but excellent paper and a delight to paint on high quality paper.

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8th March 2018 Reviewed by Joan Wainwright This is an excellent watercolour pad which I reserve for my better pictures.

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12th January 2018 Reviewed by Ruth Gibson There is no other brand you should consider for your best pieces

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17th September 2017 Reviewed by Tessa Blundy I used the block when attending a watercolour course, focussed on wet in wet technique, for which the weight and quality is ideal. The block is very useful, as you don't need to tape to a board.

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2nd May 2017 Reviewed by Adam Wright I use the watercolour blocks so I don't have to stretch paper. Arches is one of the top brands and their paper is a delight to work on.

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14th April 2017 Reviewed by kate Bull Purchased before, so know this paper is of a good quality.

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14th March 2017 Reviewed by Derek Littlewood All these three Arches paper products were for our online shop - *** - the quality allows me to produce work that will reproduce well.

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11th February 2017 Reviewed by Maeve Crowley Top quality beautiful product. Quite expensive so may be better suited to more advanced artists.

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31st January 2017 Reviewed by Dorothy Caton I am already using this product

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24th January 2017 Reviewed by Ruth Cowell Watercolour painting a gift

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4th June 2016 Reviewed by Dmitri Miletskii Excellent for painting on location. I know this product very well and have been using it for years.

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27th April 2016 Reviewed by Suzi Lince Not yet used....I know it will be brilliant....waiting to be inspired!

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2nd December 2015 Reviewed by William Pack Excellent texture and water retention.

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29th September 2015 Reviewed by Claire Lagan Best Watercolour paper available anywhere. I would never go back to any other manufacturer now I've tried Arches

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8th August 2015 Reviewed by Rosie Vohra Perfect for watercolour pags

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14th May 2015 Reviewed by Diane Umemoto I am a frequent user of Arches Blocks. I like the durability of the paper and the glue on the block, which allows me to paint without stretching the paper.

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17th January 2015 Reviewed by Robert W. G Johnson First class water colour paper block

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17th October 2014 Reviewed by Jacqueline Trinder great for working 'en plein air',
ideal for workshop groups,
high quality paper.

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13th April 2014 Reviewed by Helen Wood Brilliant paper.

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11th March 2014 Reviewed by Clare Newell Lovely paper, great quality. I use it for combination of watercolour and collage.

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11th March 2014 Reviewed by Clare Newell Excellent quality paper, I like the block as you don't have to stretch the paper. Good for Watercolour demonstrations.

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11th March 2014 Reviewed by Clare Newell My favourite paper, well worth the price.
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