While the majority of artist papers are purpose-made for specific media, many are also compatible with other materials. This map presents the papers that can be used with a variety of painting and drawing materials. As well as serving as a quick reference guide for mixed media work, this map can help show you where you can break with convention, and try painting and drawing on papers that may be different from your usual choice.
Each of the papers mentioned here have their own unique qualities that will play a role in the character of your finished work. The paper’s weight, colour, texture and absorbency will alter how marks applied to the surface behave. These aspects are considered throughout this guide, in relation to specific media.