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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 Information

Size:12 by 16-Inch
Product Dimensions 16 x 0.4 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number 0288-05
ASIN B0027ACIW4
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3.2 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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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.

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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
The sizing applied to this paper is very inconsistent. Many parts of the paper have no sizing and the paper just soaks up the paint in a blurry mess. I have found this to be true of different sizes of Pro Art paper, not just this particular size. Don't waste your money.
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Size: 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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Size: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
For the price point... it's fine. I like the convenience of being able to paint without having to stretch my paper first. and the ability to do full bleed paintings. This pad wrinkles up easily with particularly watery washes. So if you don't require your paper to lay perfectly flat while painting this probably won't be an issue for you. If, however, you like to know that your pigment won't be pooling while it dries, this isn't for you. Spend a bit more on a different block or stretch yourself.
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Size: 9 by 12-Inch Verified Purchase
The paper is poor quality. It is good for one wash, but with subsequent washes the paint becomes overworked and muddy. The sealed edges are supposed to stop the paper from buckling and allowing the paper to dry flat. Instead this paper buckles off of the wax seal, not just one page but four or five pages down. Right now it it is completely unusable. That is after two paintings. I have never given a one star review before. The only reason I'm giving it a star at all. . . is that it should make great kindling next time I go camping.
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Size: 12 by 16-Inch Verified Purchase
This is okay, especially for the price point. I'm glad it is an Amazon Prime item. However, Arches watercolor blocks are still the best, nothing compares. So if you want to play around at less than $1.00 per sheet, this is ok. But if you are ready for final print, you must invest in Arches, it will come out to ~$2.50 per sheet, if they are on sale.
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