Khadi Handmade White Rag Paper 640gsm : Rough : 56x76cm : 10 Sheets


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RRP £48.00

Price £42.00

Artists’ handmade paper from Khadi Papers India. This paper is made from 100% long fibred cotton rag. Internally sized with neutral pH size. Tub sized (surface sized) with gelatine. Acid free. Rough surface. For watercolour and all painting and drawing media. For oil painting prime with acrylic gesso.

Weight 1.6000
Brand Khadi
Sub Brand No
Size : Metric : cm 56 x 76 cm
Size : Imperial : Inch 22 x 30 in
Size : Imperial Sheet Full Sheet
Surface Type Paper - Sheets
Surface : Texture Rough
Surface : Colour White
Paper : gsm 500 - 799 gsm
Surface : Aspect Rectangular
Binding : Type No Binding
Quantity : Sheets 10 Sheets
Paper : Surface gsm 640
To use with Watercolour
Quality Excellent
Sets & Packs Pack
Surface : Size for Parent 56 x 78 cm
Review by Feefo

I’ve been using Khadi papers for a number of years in both 320 and 640 gsm weights and the fact that I keep ordering more says it all. Handmade papers in general are somewhat unpredictable in comparison with top quality mould made products like Arches, Waterford, etc. and offer interesting and frequently slightly challenging surfaces to work o but with the possibility of beautiful results as well as the occasional disaster. The attraction of handmade paper is in the variety of surface which has a less regular appearance than mould made papers but it will also feature random bumps and marks and there can be irregularities in the surface sizing that results in occasional variations of darker colour in the finished painting.

Khadi quite simply has less of the unpredictable elements. They are there of course, it’s handmade but the occasional variations mean that painting on it encourages a looser and more adventurous approach. The surface reflects colour beautifully and encourages wet in wet work, not least because for some mysterious reason there is minimal bleeding from one wash into another. Like most handmade paper, it doesn’t like to be messed about – even moderate amounts of lifting colour will start to break up the surface and I wouldn’t recommend excessive pencil use, if any at all and an eraser shouldn’t go anywhere near it. For plein air work I use the 640 gsm cut into app. 11 x 15” quarter size sheets and work with them clipped to a board without bothering to stretch them and only go through the stretching process with larger sizes in the studio. It favours a bold rather than a carefully worked approach but the competitive price should encourage all serious watercolour painters to give it a go. Definitely 5 out of 5 stars. (Posted on 08/12/2015)

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