Canson XL Mix Media Pad,9"X12" Side Wire
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- Used for: sketching, drawing, light washes of ink and watercolor, collage, journaling, and more
- Erases well and blends easily
- 60 sheets of 98lb / 160g
- Acid free 9"X12" paper
- Excellent quality papers in generous pads offer exceptional value
- Perfect for a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, and pen or pencil
- Includes 60-sheet of paper
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Canson XL Mix Media Pads were developed as the answer to the demand for a heavyweight, fine texture paper with heavy sizing for wet and dry media. This paper can be used for: sketching, drawing, light washes of ink and watercolor, collage, journaling, and more. It has quickly become the most popular paper in the Canson paper family. Mix Media paper erases well and blends easily. The wire bound pads have micro perforated, true size sheets. These pads were developed in consultation with art professors and combine performance with value for the art student. These pads contain 60 sheets of 98lb / 160g acid free 9"X12" paper.
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Medias I have tried:
Acrylic paint - I have made a few color mixing charts which is juts small squares of blended colors of acrylic paint. The paint sticks to the paper well, but if you look at the back of the page you can see the distortions and warping from the moisture of the paint. I haven't decided if I am gutsy enough to do an entire painting on this paper. If I do, I will tape it down to help prevent warping.
Water colors and water color pencils - I am lumping this together since it involved adding a lot of water on top. This performs pretty well for these. But, again we have slight warping of the paper. It seem to work much better than standard card stock out of the package when using with water colors - significantly less warping. If you are applying a small amount of water colors you will probably be happy. If you are doing a lot and trying to layer up we, just buy watercolor paper. Taping it down should help as well.
Pencils and colored pencils - This works great for these dry medias! I also tried it with standard ball point pens and was happy.
Water based markers - I used some random target brand marks, Crayola, and Stablio markers on this paper. I liked how it worked. Again, like the other wet medias if you soak the paper with wet it can warp. But, its thick enough you shouldn't have any bleed through. My Stablio markers are super fine point and I use them for drawing and loved them on this paper. But, I am happy with them on most paper. The thicker school supply type markers performed pretty well as well.
Overall, if you need a multimedia pad or sketch book, this will keep you happy! If you are looking for use with a specific media, you may want to look into pads formulated for those specific medias. And, with the awesome prices on Amazon, I will be back when I need another one of these.
Calligraphy - Ink Media:
-Very crisp lines, rarely any bleeding
Color Pencils/Pastels/Drawing Media:
-Smooth surface with light texturing, really puts the color where you want them
Only So-So For:
It really depends on the type of markers you use. I would say for artist markers it's great but if your doing sharpie work it tends to bleed slightly at times so your lines aren't completely crisp and have to go over them a couple of times.
-Surprisingly its a nice surface for acrylic though but some curling may occur do to the water.
Do Not Buy If:
-You are using water:
Initially I bought this so I could use it with watercolor techniques. My gosh it buckles so much even when it's been stretched you'll still get curling and creasing. If you don't mind having warped water-based artwork then by all means go for it- otherwise try something else more sturdier.