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Ask an Expert - Forum > Comparing Somerset Velvet to Somerset Textured Paper

I am interested in trying Somerset Textured paper specifically for pastel work. However, I am finding it a challenge to find other than the Somerset VELVET paper in Canada. I am wondering what the difference in texture and tooth is between the two papers.
January 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Rose
The three Somerset textures range from the smoothest/finest to the roughest/most textured.

Somerset Satin is a super smooth sheet almost like a HP watercolor paper. This texture has a soft satin like texture as the name suggests.

Somerset Velvet is the medium surface in the Somerset line. It is slightly textured with a soft velvet like touch.

Somerset Textured is the roughest paper in the line. It is similar to a watercolor CP paper. Although the Somerset Textured is 100% cotton like its counterparts, it does not have that soft fuzzy texture feeling like the Satin and Velvet.
February 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper