PASTELMAT fromClairefontaine is a premium card surface (360gsm) specially developed for pastelists. It has a unique velvety surface, made from a fine coating of cellulose fibers and the ability to grab and hold multiple layers of even the softest pastels.
Each pack contains 12 sheets of card suitable for varying colours of work. The technology employed by Clairefontaine result in PASTELMAT having a significantly reduced need for fixative, which means that colours remain vibrant and fresh once applied. This reduction in the need for fixative also saves on cost of final produced work. It has the added bonus of being gentle on both fingers and blending tools. It is also acid free and lightfast.
PASTELMAT is ideal for use with all dry media - pastel sticks, pencils and charcoal. It is also water resistant which means that it can be used with wet media such as acrylics and watercolor for washes and mixed media techniques. The rigidity, the weight, the non-acidity as well as the light resistance of this paper guarantee the good conservation of the work. Nevertheless, it is recommended to protect each artwork using a sheet of acid-free translucent paper.
SIZE: 18 x 24cm
FEATURES: Acid Free, Archival quality, Light fast, Water resistant, Suitable for dry and wet media
SOURCE: Made in France