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Pro Art 12-Inch by 16-Inch Watercolor Paper Block 140-Pound

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12 by 16-Inch
  • Watercolor paper
  • 140-pound paper
  • 12-inch by 16-inch block
  • Strong rough surface
  • Sized to withstand repeated washes and scrubbings
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Product Details

Size: 12 by 16-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 0.4 x 12 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0027ACIW4
  • Item model number: 0288-05
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,103 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

Size: 12 by 16-Inch

Pro Art acid free watercolor paper. A professional grade watercolor paper with a strong rough surface sized to withstand repeated washes and scrubbings. The specially treated neutral pH sheet enhances the brilliance of your watercolors with the best possible archival characteristics. Exceptional wet strength, versatile for all types of watercolor techniques. Available in four sizes in 140-pound paper. Twelve sheets per block.

Customer Reviews

Excellent quality paper.
Summer
The main characteristic of a block is that it is glue bound on four sides as opposed to a pad so you aren't required to tape or staple a single sheet for stretching.
Cricket
Whether you're using watercolor paints or watercolor pencils and/or crayons, they go on very well with this paper.
Suzanne Bowyer

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Cricket on May 18, 2012
Size Name: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
Purchased for a workshop on transparent watercolor and was a big mistake. This paper is very absorbent and does not allow for much spread or play when working wet on wet. If you are purchasing for gauche or heavy layering techniques it might work. As for the previous review on it being difficult to separate, it was no more difficult than any other block, they all require a palette knife or other flat knife to remove the sheet after painting. The main characteristic of a block is that it is glue bound on four sides as opposed to a pad so you aren't required to tape or staple a single sheet for stretching. There is usually a small opening on one side to allow for insertion of a knife to separate the top sheet when done.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rusty Sly on November 12, 2011
Size Name: 9 by 12-Inch Verified Purchase
Pro Art 9-Inch by 12-Inch Watercolor Paper Block 140.

When watercolor painting outside (in art circles referred to as "paint en plein air") a Watercolor Block allows you the opportunity to paint without paper stretched on a drawing board. This block also has the advantage of 12 sheets of acid free, heavy paper, the equivalent of carrying twelve drawing boards with you. Very convenient. You can paint with the block on your lap or on any solid surface while standing. When completed, simply peal off the painting and you have a new sheet ready for use.

The paper takes washes and detail painting, with no migration found when using some cheaper papers, resulting in clearly defined edges.

This economical paper also is available on Amazon.com in 5 x 7-inch, 7 x 10-inch and 12 x 16-inch blocks.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jim Morrison on November 21, 2012
Size Name: 12 by 16-Inch
I see some mixed reviews here. For me it was completely inadequate because it absorbed water too fast, was not strong (didn't stand up to scrubbing)and I could not "lift" pigment. It made for impossible wet on wet washes. The paper got so soggy that it seemed impossible to dry. I have never worked with such difficult paper, even student grade papers were better. Perhaps this was just a QC issue with this batch because the paper just didn't seem to have any sizing. I have never had this problem with other brands. I mostly use Arches Watercolor paper nowadays. If you purchase this paper at a store ask them if you can test a sample first. Most street art stores will be happy to do that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. ANNE on February 16, 2012
Size Name: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
This was the first time I have ordered Pro Art and am, quite frankly, undecided if I will do so again. Although the paper itself is heavy and well made, the block was practically fused together on all four edges. I had to use a knife and another tool to get a sheet detatched and really was on the verge of throwing the whole thing out. I am still undecided if I will bother again. This is an issue I have NEVER had with any type of paper before and I've used lots.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Summer on April 23, 2012
Size Name: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
This is great paper. It takes a was very well and pigments glow on it. The only drawback is that the paper will buckle under a heavy wash; hence four stars. However, this is not surprising - it's not reasonable to expect unstretched paper to remain flat with a heavy wash. However, this product is sold as a block, so it's implied use is to take washes. It will do so if the washes are light and take up less than about a quarter of the page. If you try to do a wash over more surface, the paper will buckle and pigments wil pool. I will keep purchasing this paper but will stretch individual sheets if I plan to do large washes
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lacy Jae on October 15, 2012
Size Name: 9 by 12-Inch Verified Purchase
To start, I love the Pro Art 140 lb watercolour paper for my copic marker work. I love the texture and everything about it. I've been using it for months now.

However, I bought 4 or 5 9x12 pads from Amazon and they are the worst!! The pads come sealed on all four edges, I believe to stop buckling when using paint, which I thought was rather neat and never had a problem with before. However, all the pads I bought from Amazon seem to be sealed poorly, because the paper rips and tears when I'm trying to separate - again, not a problem I had from the pads I bought at my local art store. I have to separate the pages with a knife, and it leaves the edges very messy and unattractive.

I'm not sure if Amazon got a bad batch or what but the fact that I never had this problem before, and ALL the pads I bought from Amazon have been like this... I would suggest it's worth the extra money to buy them locally.

The paper quality is great and I love it, but... the difficulty separating papers is not worth the hassle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Summer on April 23, 2012
Size Name: 9 by 12-Inch Verified Purchase
Excellent quality paper. Takes a wash extremely well; permanent pigments are smooth while granualting pigments still produce texture. I was pleasantly surprised that the block takes a heavy wash very well. There was very little bucking under a heavy wet wash, and even then not enough to cause the pigments to pool. Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JayBayinME on December 1, 2012
Size Name: 5 by 7-Inch Verified Purchase
The glued edges are serious business. There is a corner of the pad that is about an inch (on the 5 x 7 pad) that is not glued so you can slide a razor up under the side to slice through the glue to get the paper out. But let me tell you, I used a brand new blade and the paper actually got sliced, too. The paper is thick, and the blade was new, so the blade slid right through part of the edges of the first few sheets and wrecked them. That's a real disappointment. Sure I can trim the edges, but I wanted 5 x 7 for a reason. The paper itself has a nice surface, with a "tooth" to it. It is absorbent, BUT not for scrubbing or repeated dampening. For my purposes, using Micron pens and gel pens to do Zentangles, it is a great surface. I'm just really disappointed it is so hard to get the paper out. Knowing this, I would not buy it again.
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