Pastel Art of James Southworth
ART SPECTRUM COLOURFIX PAPER
Art Spectrum Colourfix papers are produced on acid-free 300gm watercolor
paper. Art Spectrum Pastel Primer is screen printed on the paper surface,
leaving a border of approximately .5" on all sides. The acrylic based
primer has a deep tooth and can handle many different mediums, extensive
reworking and over painting. The papers are listed in order from light to dark.
Colourfix paper is produced in six colors in a large size of 27.5" x
DAKOTA PASTEL BOARDS
ERSTA SANDED PASTEL PAPER
VELOUR PAPER & BOARDS
Velour paper is made in Germany by Hähnemuhle. This premium surface is produced using inert synthetic fibers on an acid free backing sheet. There are 11 colors in a sheet size of 19" x 27". Velour holds pastel well and is very appropriate for soft edge work due to the nature of the longer fibers. Velour Boards are made by laminating the velour papers to acid free, 4 ply conservation board. The Hähnemuhle velour pad is 9" x 13" and has one sheet of all colors except red, for a total of 10 sheets.
WALLIS SANDED PASTEL PAPER
Canson MiTientes can be used for pastel, graphite, colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, offset printing, silk screening, laser printing... just about anytime that you need to use paper! Canson Mi-Teintes has long been a standard colored paper surface for pastelists, and one of the few offered in rolls for large scale work. It is a 67% cotton and 33% cellulose fiber, acid free, machine-made 160 gm weight paper. The surface has a very fine tooth, one smooth side and one textured side. The rolls are 59" wide and 11 yards long.
Somerset Velvet is made by St. Cuthberts Mill-Inveresk in England. This mould made paper has a softly textured finish, is 100% cotton and neutral pH. The soft surface is very receptive to pastel and conducive to blending. Somerset Velvet is 22" x 30" and available in four colors. We sell this paper in packs of 10 sheets. The very rich, deep black sheet is slightly more expensive than the other sheets.
Credit: some notes on papers and books from Dakota Paste'sl Web Page