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Arches Water Colour Sheets

Arches Water colour paper is made the traditional way, using a cylinder mould.

This method ensure that the fibres are evenly distributed which makes the paper extremely stable, so it will not warp or stretch when water is applied to it.

Arches Water colour paper is made from long, 100% cottong fibres allowing it to absorb a lot of water without warping or causing the colours to bleed.

It is sized to the core with natural gelatine, so it can be scratched without tearing or linting.

This internal sizing also prevents paint penetrating into the paper, allowing light to shine thorugh the pigment and reflect off the paper while ensuring durability of the colours.

BW = Bright White.

Retail Specifications

Barcode Length
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Width
(mm)
Height
(mm)
Weight
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EDP: 0422680 Cold Pressed 185gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417949998 560 760 2 787
EDP: 0429260 Cold Pressed 300gsm 40x50cm
3700417950024 400 500 2 1200
EDP: 0422690 Cold Pressed 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950055 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0422850 Cold Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950406 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0424840 Cold Pressed 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6cm
3700417950079 649 1017 2 787
EDP: 0422700 Cold Pressed 640gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950093 560 760 2 1362
EDP: 0422710 Cold Pressed 640gsm 75 x 105cm
3700417950116 750 1050 2 2520
EDP: 0422720 Cold Pressed 640gsm 101 x 152cm
3700417950123 1010 1520 2 4913
EDP: 0422730 Cold Pressed 850gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950130 560 760 2 1809
EDP: 0422740 Hot Pressed 185gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950154 560 760 2 787
EDP: 0422750 Hot Pressed 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950178 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0422860 Hot Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950444 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0422760 Hot Pressed 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6cm
3700417950192 648 1016 2 2344
EDP: 0422770 Hot Pressed 640gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950215 560 760 2 1362
EDP: 0422780 Rough 185gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950239 560 760 2 787
EDP: 0422790 Rough 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950260 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0422870 Rough (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950482 560 760 2 1277
EDP: 0422800 Rough 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6
3700417950291 648 1016 2 2344
EDP: 0422810 Rough 640gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950314 560 760 2 1362
EDP: 0422820 Rough 640gsm 75 x 105cm
3700417950338 750 1050 2 2520
EDP: 0422830 Rough 640gsm 101 x 152cm
3700417950345 1010 1520 2 4913
EDP: 0422840 Rough 850gsm 56 x 76cm
3700417950352 560 760 2 1809
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This masterclass shows how to create a range of tones by mixing two colours and how to apply these tones in layers to create further tonal values.
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This is especially useful for monotone painting to discover how you can create light to dark layers with just one colour.

Masking Fluid vs Gum Arabic when masking in water colour painting | Winsor & Newton Masterclass

This Masterclass demonstrates the difference between masking with Masking Fluid and masking with Gum Arabic.
You can use either method to repel the paint from the paper, keeping areas of your water colour painting clean and white.
Both methods are effective, but will give different results: The Masking fluid gives a clean, hard edge to your masked out area, while Gum Arabic gives a softer edge.

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This masterclass shows the different pinks Winsor and Newton offer in water colour and in gouache.
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Iridescent water colour medium | Winsor & Newton Masterclass

Tips and techniques of how to make your own iridescent water colours. 

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A step by step journey from root to application.

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Transparency and Opacity explained in more detail.

Masstone and undertone in water colours | Winsor & Newton Masterclass

Discover the diversity between masstone and undertone in Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours. Applying these differences can help greatly when painting in monotone

How to use art masking fluid in a variety of ways? | Winsor & Newton Masterclass

Apply different techniques to your water colour painting using Art Masking Fluid.

Tips and techniques on wet on wet watercolour | Winsor & Newton Masterclass

A water colour technique as practiced by Emil Nolde.

Product UOM
Cold Pressed 185gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422680
SHEET
Cold Pressed 300gsm 40x50cm
EDP: 0429260
SHEET
Cold Pressed 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422690
SHEET
Cold Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422850
SHEET
Cold Pressed 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6cm
EDP: 0424840
SHEET
Cold Pressed 640gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422700
SHEET
Cold Pressed 640gsm 75 x 105cm
EDP: 0422710
SHEET
Cold Pressed 640gsm 101 x 152cm
EDP: 0422720
SHEET
Cold Pressed 850gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422730
SHEET
Hot Pressed 185gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422740
SHEET
Hot Pressed 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422750
SHEET
Hot Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422860
SHEET
Hot Pressed 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6cm
EDP: 0422760
SHEET
Hot Pressed 640gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422770
SHEET
Rough 185gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422780
SHEET
Rough 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422790
SHEET
Rough (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422870
SHEET
Rough 356gsm 64.8 x 101.6
EDP: 0422800
SHEET
Rough 640gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422810
SHEET
Rough 640gsm 75 x 105cm
EDP: 0422820
SHEET
Rough 640gsm 101 x 152cm
EDP: 0422830
SHEET
Rough 850gsm 56 x 76cm
EDP: 0422840
SHEET