Stonehenge : Aqua Watercolour Paper

(6 reviews)

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  • Available in 300gsm, 550gsm, and 600gsm
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Stonehenge Aqua is a high quality watercolour paper that performs excellently with wet-on-wet applications or wet-on-dry applications. Its crispness and excellent quality enables it to anchor work beautifully no matter what the technique. Lifting and blending are a dream on this paper allowing you the control you need to produce fine, elegant work. It’s absorbency is perfect for preventing bright colours drying to a dull tone. The flat paper dries flat and resists buckling, whether you’re using blocks or sheets. Stonehenge Aqua can be used for watercolour, pen and ink drawings, intaglio printing, calligraphy, pastel painting and silkscreen printing.

Stonehenge Aqua watercolour paper is available in hotpress and not/ coldpress textured sheets as well as a variety of weights.

Stonehenge Aqua Hotpress is a superb paper for botanical illustration since is very smooth while still having a delicate fine texture that is ideal for coloured pencil and watercolour layering. This makes vibrant realistic paintings entirely possible. The water permeates the paper slowly allowing for you to produce fine details and subtle gradations without losing any vibrancy or radiance.

Stonehenge Aqua Not (Coldpress) is an interesting paper for watercolour painters because of its rugged, textured surface that naturally receives applied moisture. This makes it ideal for the blending and lifting of colour and enables you to create atmospheric complex paintings.

Each sheet is made from 100% cotton and is acid and chlorine free, it has been sized with a synthetic sizing, that doesn’t contain any gelatine.


To Use WithWatercolour, Printmaking, Pencil & Drawing
Surface : TypePaper - Pad
FormatGummed Pad


(6 reviews)


This is beautiful paper to work with for floral painting, with colours and brushstrokes retaining their vibrancy after drying.



I've found this paper a good substitute for the old type, prior to change, Fabriano artistico. It takes a wash well (For a hot press) and is also good for detail. As a professional illustrator I need it to reproduce well and this has been fine.



It is true, strong bright colours do dry in such a way that they do not look dull. I am very pleased - suits me fine!



I have used the 200lb weight of this paper on a 12”x 8” image of a country cottage, so mostly brick stonework and roof tiles. For me this paper is delightful in that the washes lay down easily and stay wet/damp for wet in wet techniques which I have used. When dry, I have applied more washes with hardly any lifting of the previous colours. A previous Reviewer found that the paper soaked up the water far too rapidly. This happened to me recently on a sheet of Daler Langton 140lb Rough and can only assume that I had kept it stored for too long, over 10 years in fact. So, I can only assume that there was a Sizing fault on the said Reviewers paper. I do hope Jackson’s contacted that customer because from my experience Stonehenge Aqua is a very good paper. (I was first introduced to Stonehenge Aqua as a free sample.)



Good surface and quite forgiving.



I'm not happy with this paper - it feels like a cellulose, not like cotton... really. When it wet - all in waves. Drying very fast. Watercolor stays at the surface - every water drop can wash out the previous layer... but this comfortable if you want to remove watercolors from paper... I never ever will buy this again...


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