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on: July 09, 2015, 07:37:19 PM
I got some treeless paper from the Green Fields Paper Company and used a small swatch to do a watercolor painting (free hand) of this rooster.  He looks a bit to puffy - should have made him a bit taller.


The paper is actually notepaper with seeds in it.  Hope the seeds do not start growing in my painting.

The WC paint flowed so beautifully on the paper and did not cause it to buckle at all.  I did not even tape it down to a hard surface.  The colors stay bright after it dries.

I have about 20 more pages of swatches (4" x 4") to play with.  Any suggestions for me to try?

Amazing paper.

aloha

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« Last Edit: July 09, 2015, 07:40:23 PM by mea hamo pena »
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Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 01:18:01 PM
Is it acid free?
Lifting capabilities?
How does it do with masking fluid?

I love the little seeds-they go great with your rooster.
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Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 05:08:14 PM
Just got this from their website regarding Green Fields hemp art paper:

Classic style...Exclusive Hemp Heritage® fine paper has a naturally elegant appearance.  Truly distinctive with an
organic look and rich texture, there is an elegant laid finish on one side of the sheet.

Versatility... This professional grade paper was created for all skill levels and provides a classic domain for every artist's inspiration.  Available in either 8.5" x 11" or 11" x 14" sheets and in 3 weights 24 lb, 70 lb or 110 lb. ( I bought 2 packs of both sizes in the 110 lb. weight)

Attributes... Acid Free, Chlorine Free, Archival Quality.

Environmentally conscious... 25% Hemp, 75% Post Consumer, 100% Sustainable.

Performance... Excels for use with water colors as well as pastels and all drawing mediums including fountain pens.
 
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Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 05:59:00 AM
 :think: With the 'hemp' trade down here in Central America..... someone must sell this paper! I shall have to investigate  :detective:   I'd think it should be fairly inexpensive(?).

I'll check out the Green Fields site as well. Thanks Mea.  O0
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Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 10:01:16 AM
Good info Mea-I love trying out new papers and this one sounds like a winner!  O0
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