Watercolor paper - artist gift recommendations?
August 29, 2005 9:25 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for high quality watercolor paper for my girlfriend as part of a birthday gift. - bonus if it works well with acrylics - Recommendations for good watercolor paints also appreciated.
posted by freq to media & arts (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
She has mentioned before that "the good stuff" is really thick, expensive, and doesn't get all wavy when saturated. I want to give her a stack big enough that she won't be miserly about using it. I recall her mentioning some lesser papers need to be stretched to stay flat, and I think she will be more likely to start working with watercolor again if she can avoid this step.
Feel free to chime in with other creative additions to the package that would motivate you as an artist. She's a great illustrator, has boxes of supplies, is equally at home with crayon / pencil / acrylics / markers. I want to give her something special for a little inspiration to get back into the paints. Budget is a couple hundred dollars, but i could be persuaded to go more if you have something completely over the top to suggest.