There is an interwoven history of papermaking and printing criss-crossing back and forth over centuries. Paper was not necessary for the invention of printing, but printing would not ...On 6 July 2021 / By Lisa Takahashi
Oil painting papers have a special coating that prevents the paper from absorbing the oil content of the paint. They usually have an embossed linen texture on their ...On 15 June 2021 / By Julie Caves
Acrylic painting papers either have an embossed texture that replicates a canvas weave, or a cold pressed surface identical to watercolour paper. The texture provides resistance, so when ...On 7 June 2021 / By Lisa Takahashi
Watercolour paper is a versatile surface which has a degree of absorbency that allows transparent colour to appear its most luminous. Watercolour paper is not only for use ...On 15 April 2021 / By Evie Hatch
Sizing is added to paper pulp or fully formed sheets of paper to prevent it absorbing colour like a sponge. Size allows paint or ink to partially sit ...On 24 February 2021 / By Lisa Takahashi
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