Bockingford / Saunders Waterford WC Paper A5 Sampler – St Cuthberts Mill
Only one sampler per order is allowed.
Bockingford® is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthbert’s Mill. This is a high-quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards with a beautiful random surface texture that enhances the finished painting. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities, it is easy to lift the colour wash to get back to the white base paper. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world. The paper is acid-free & archival, Calcium carbonate buffered with a pH of 7-9 and internally sized.
Suitable for Multimedia – In addition to watercolour, the paper accepts pastel, gouache, acrylic, pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. The paper can also be used for certain print techniques and bespoke cartons.
Paperweight: 300gsm – Cold-pressed
Paper colour: White
Lighter weight papers (300g/m² and lighter) may benefit from soaking and stretching to avoid the paper cockling (buckling) when applying washes.
Avoid exposing the paper to detergents, as these will affect the paper’s absorbency. The paper’s surface is most vulnerable when wet, and should be handled with care.
Masking Fluid shouldn’t be left on the paper for too long, it becomes harder to remove the longer it’s left, making it impossible to remove without damaging the paper’s surface. Bockingford does not have gelatine surface sizing, so isn’t as robust for masking fluid use.
Saunders Waterford is an exquisite watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine. Made using 100% cotton, the highest quality papermaking material, to high archival standards. Each sheet is buffered with calcium carbonate to help protect your finished pieces of work from discolouration caused by acids present in atmospheric pollution. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. The surface is sized in gelatine making it strong and resilient to scrubbing, and other rough treatments. This is a superior quality watercolour paper made by St Cuthberts Mill and comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement.
300gsm – Cold-pressed
Suitable for: Watercolour, Acrylic, Gouache, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Printmaking
View our Saunders Waterford range:
Bockingford A5, Saunders Waterford A5