Toned Watercolor Paper

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  • #126227
    Sharon Nolfi
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    @sharonnolfi

    As I follow-up to Jennifer’s excellent review of the Stillman & Birn Nova paper, does anyone know of any toned papers that are manufactured specifically for watercolor?

    #126228
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    I believe when it’s meant for watercolor, it’s called Tinted rather than Toned, but that could also be a European thing versus American.  Bockingford has tinted paper available in blue, cream, eggshell, gray, and oatmeal.  There is sampler pack available on Amazon.  I’ve been eyeing it for a while.

    #126231
    Sharon Nolfi
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    @sharonnolfi

    Thanks, Sandra for the info. I think you’re right that it’s called tinted.

    #129309
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    Hi Sharon, I know that Strathmore just came out with a mixed media toned paper (400 Series Toned Mixed Media), it’s 300gsm and made to work with watercolors along with all other kinds of media. The Stillman & Birn Nova is 150gsm and works well with watercolors but the strathmore would be much thicker. Worth a try! I’ve not tried it, only the thinner not for wet media toned paper from them, the mixed media wasn’t out until just after I  contacted them for samples.

    #129310
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    Hmmm.  Too bad it isn’t  one of their 500 series, which is their best paper.  Still the 400 is probably going to be good.

    #129315
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    it would be nice if it was 500 but I’m hoping 400 will be awesome, mom bought me a pad, hoping I’d paint her something. She LOVES toned paper work. Hehehe. I’m being bribed!

    #129316
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    Can’t wait to see what you paint for her!

    #129318
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    OMG, I hav NO idea what to do, hehehe. She likes the compass I did so I’ll have to find something she would like but I know she wants two so I’ll have to find two things that go together. I got nuthin’. hehehe.

    #129319
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    Maybe a map? Especially an older map, partially folded with some interesting tears along the edge.

    #129331
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    Ooh, that’s a good idea. I’ve loved the maps done of colors for each continent. Thanks!

    #129333
    Pamela Smith
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    @pamela-smith

    How about a telescoping eyeglass?

    #129341
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    Oh, that would be great! Jennifer may have already done one.  My memory’s like swiss cheese so I’m not sure.

    #129362
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    Hi Pamela, I have no idea what telescoping eye glass is! I’ll have to google it! or did you mean binoculars? if so, I’ve done them, not on toned paper though. They didn’t turn out as interesting as I thought they would! I think it’s all that black!

    #129366
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    I suspect that Pamela means an antique style hand telescope, which were usually wood and/or brass.  I think they are also called spyglasses – the type of thing Captain Jack Sparrow would use to get a better look at a ship in the distance.

    #129368
    Jennifer McLean
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    @jennifer-mclean

    I looked it up and it’s cool, I’d have to use your suggestion and put a map underneath it. But it’s an idea.

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