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I have print paper left over from a class, and wonder if it can be used for watercolor.
Or if there are drawbacks.
August 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commenternegative
Depends on what paper you're using as some papers made for printmaking have greater amounts of external sizing than others, which makes a paper suitable for watercolor. Having said that, the best way is to test.
August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper
Thanks for the quick response. It's only called Stonehenge print paper, 250 gsm.
I hope the lack of sizing won't mean that it is less archival with watercolor.
August 20, 2018 | Unregistered Commenternegative
Stonehenge is a 100% archival, acid-free and lignin free paper. It takes some watercolor paints well.
August 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper