Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
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|Swatches of Daler Rowney watercolors on Canson and Bee|
watercolor papers for comparison. Pulp vs cotton paper
Canson XL Mixed Media paper
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It can handle erasing well when dry, but once you use any wet media you should avoid scrubbing the surface. The front facing side of this paper has a light texture, while the reverse is a bit smoother, and both are workable. I have enjoyed very nice results layering colored pencil and pens over marker and dried watercolor, but the surface is not toothy enough for pastel or heavy layers of colored pencil or graphite.
|Here is one of my swatch pages showing Ohuhu |
alcohol markers on the Canson XL mixed media paper
|This is a page from my Canson XL swatch/experiment book|
It shows how technical pens, white gel pens, and various alcohol
markers work together on the paper
Do you enjoy creating mixed media pieces? Let us know what papers or other substrates you prefer for your art in the comments.