Bockingford Watercolour Blocks – Ashrad


If you are looking for affordable, quality paper, get Ashrad Bockingford watercolour paper pads. The 10 acid-free sheets are like rag sheets, but cheaper, suited to beginners in watercolour. Bockingford paper is as dependable as your best friend. The 300gsm paper is unaffected by exposure to light. Calcium carbonate buffering protects it against atmospheric pollution. Bockingford paper is colour stable and gets on well with watercolour, drawing, gouache and charcoal.

10 Sheets.


Texture: Cold Pressed


  • Small – 186 x 276 mm (Smaller than A4)
  • Medium – 276 x 376 mm (Bigger than A4)
  • Large – 370 x 545mm (Bigger than A3)


Understanding the 3 surfaces or textures of watercolour paper

Rough – A pronounced, varied texture, great for a textured loose feel.

Cold-pressed (NOT) – It’s the paper texture in-between rough and hot-pressed paper, having a slightly textured surface this paper is sometimes called NOT.

Hot-pressed (HP) – Watercolour paper with a very smooth surface and almost no tooth. Good for painting detailed paintings and creating very smooth washes.

The Not stands for “Not Hot pressed”

Available Options:

Hot Press, Cold Press or Rough – decisions… decisions.


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