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Sketch Books, Paper & Card

Choosing the right paper grounds for your creation is essential, and depending on what you are trying to achieve, will depend on the amount of thought and consideration you need to give. We stock a brilliant range of paper, both loose and in sketchbooks, mainly sourced from the UK and Europe.

What makes our selection special?

For watercolour artists specifically, you can choose from several well know papers. Made at St.Cutherberts Mill, the Saunders Bockingford ranges are undoubtedly the most well known. Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Hahnemühle paper pads likewise really are invaluable. Hahnemüle and Rembrandt paper pads are lightly glued around all edges, meaning that each piece of paper is pre-stretched, making watercolour work, or any work on paper involving paint, a breeze by comparison to the time involved in stretching paper yourself. The Van Gogh pads are glued on one side for a quicker, flipbook like access. Spending time stretching your paper inbetween paintings is time better spent painting.

Fat Pads are very popular ring bound pads, mostly for their fantastically thick, crisp paper available in Saunders, Bockingford, Fabriano 5, and Snowdon papers. The Saunders and Bockingford papers are fantastically absorbent and strong at resisting warping, it's easy to see why we sell so many.

What kind of paper do I need?

Paper is measured by weight in gsm (grams per square inch), and has different levels of bite (how rough or smooth the paper is) and absorbency. Heavy paper is great for drawing with a heavy B pencil or charcoal, as it provides a thick surface which holds under the pressure of rapid movement.

Bite is more difficult to measure and is usually found by rubbing a sheet between your fingers. The rougher the paper, the more of the medium is taken by the paper with each stroke. Thus, a paper with a lot of bite will pull more graphite onto and into the paper than one with a smooth surface.

Absorbency is important in painting and wet arts on paper. Watercolour painting is almost exclusively on paper, and specially absorbent paper is required for the quintessential watercolour effect.

 

 

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  1. Saunders Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm Rough

    RRP: £35.15

    Special Price £33.50

  2. A1 Corrugated Kraft Board - 300gsm
    RRP: £1.91
  3. Zentangle White Tiles 20

    RRP: £10.80

    Special Price £9.95

  4. A4 Black paper pad - 140gsm 50 sheets
    RRP: £7.50
  5. Bockingford Watercolour Fat Pad 300gsm - A3

    RRP: £23.05

    Special Price £21.89

  6. Bockingford Rough Watercolour Fat Pad 300gsm - A4

    RRP: £13.53

    Special Price £12.85

  7. Saunders Waterford Watercolour - Rough Fat Pad 300gsm - 19x28cm (7"x11")

    RRP: £20.57

    Special Price £19.50

  8. Bockingford Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm Not

    RRP: £13.70

    Special Price £12.45

  9. Saunders Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm HP

    RRP: £35.15

    Special Price £33.50

  10. Fashion Pad, 280 x 140mm - 50 sheets, 100gsm
    RRP: £5.50
  11. 1 Sheet of Bockingford Cream 76x56cm - 300gsm - Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £2.85

    Special Price £2.55

  12. Bockingford Watercolour Fat Pad 425gsm - 19x28cm (7"x11")

    RRP: £13.53

    Special Price £12.95

  13. Saunders Waterford Watercolour - Hot Press Fat Pad 300gsm - 19x28cm (7"x11")

    RRP: £20.57

    Special Price £19.50

  14. A2+ Greyboard, 1mm Thick, 25 sheet pack
    RRP: £0.95
  15. Zentangle Black Tiles 20

    RRP: £12.00

    Special Price £11.95

  16. Bockingford Watercolour Fat Pad (Not) 300gsm - A4

    RRP: £13.53

    Special Price £12.85

  17.  Saunders Waterford 56x76cm - 425gsm - CP(NOT) Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £6.55

    Special Price £5.95

  18. Bockingford Rough Watercolour Fat Pad 300gsm - A5

    RRP: £8.59

    Special Price £7.95

  19. Bockingford Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm Rough

    RRP: £13.70

    Special Price £12.45

  20. Saunders Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm Not

    RRP: £35.15

    Special Price £33.50

  21. A3 Marker Pad, 50 sheets -70gsm
    RRP: £10.25
  22. Bockingford Rough Watercolour Fat Pad 300gsm - A3

    RRP: £23.04

    Special Price £21.89

  23. Saunders Waterford Watercolour - Not Fat Pad 300gsm - 19x28cm (7"x11")

    RRP: £20.57

    Special Price £19.50

  24. 1 Sheet of Saunders Waterford 56x76cm - 300gsm - CP(NOT) Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £4.63

    Special Price £4.40

  25. Bockingford Watercolour Block 12x9" ~ 300gsm HP

    RRP: £13.70

    Special Price £12.45

  26. 1 Sheet of Saunders Waterford 56x76cm - 300gsm - Rough Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £4.63

    Special Price £4.40

  27. 1 Sheet of Bockingford 76x56cm - 425gsm - Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £3.50

    Special Price £3.30

  28. YouTangle.Art Doodle Tiles  (like Zentangle)

    RRP: £10.36

    Special Price £9.95

  29. Bockingford Watercolour Fat Pad 300gsm - A5

    RRP: £8.59

    Special Price £7.95

  30. Saunders Waterford 56x76cm - 425gsm - Rough Watercolour Paper

    RRP: £6.55

    Special Price £5.95

  31. Bockingford Extra Rough Watercolour Fat Pad 425gsm - 19x28cm (7"x11")

    RRP: £13.57

    Special Price £12.89

  32. Euro Sketchbooks - 160gsm, 50 Sheets
  33. ECO-friendly Sketchbooks - 130gsm, 50 Sheets
  34. A3 Portrait - Black Spiral Indie Sketchbook
  35. Kraft Eco Sketchook - Ringbound
    RRP: £3.95
  36. Pack of 2 Sketch & Note Booklets
    RRP: £2.25
  37. Quality Black Cloth Hardbacked Sketchbooks - 140gsm
  38. Starter ECO-friendly Sketchbooks
    RRP: £1.50
  39. Newsprint Paper 64x90 ~ 1 Sheet

    RRP: £0.13

    Special Price £0.12

  40. Bristol Board
    RRP: £5.50
  41. 140 gsm Sugar Paper

    A2 - 140 gsm Sugar Paper

    Sku: PPSMA2-_
    RRP: £0.15
  42. SuperBrit Sketchbooks - 150gsm, 50 Sheets
  43. Tissue Paper 25 sheets of 10 Colours (50x70cm)
  44. A1 Mountboard - Black Both Sides & Core
    RRP: £3.95
  45. A3 Brown rib craft paper pack of 10 Sheets
    RRP: £1.75
  46. A4 Amsterdam Sketch Book

    A4 Amsterdam Sketch Book

    Sku: 93023021
    RRP: £13.50
  47. Black A1 Kappa Foamboard

    RRP: £9.08

    Special Price £7.95

  48. A1 Self Adhesive Kappa Foamboard

    RRP: £13.48

    Special Price £12.50

  49. REMBRANDT WATERCOLOUR PAPER 13.5x18 cm ~ 20 Sheets

    RRP: £10.00

    Special Price £9.95

  50. REMBRANDT WATERCOLOUR PAPER BLOCK 24x32 cm - 300gsm
    RRP: £14.99

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