This Premium Velour paper from Hahnemühle is acid-free and archival. The velour paper surface is produced using inert synthetic fibres on an acid-free backing sheet which prevents yellowing. The synthetic fibres give the surface a velvety feel which has sufficient tooth to hold soft pastel, as well as oil pastel, willow charcoal, compressed charcoal, Conte crayons, sanguine or soft pencils. Velour paper is specifically recommended for soft pastels as the longer surface fibres compliments soft edge work. Velour is very popular with portrait and animal portrait artists. This paper is also suitable for gouache. The surface does not shed or develop loose particles when drawing and is uniform for crisp, responsive strokes. The fibre colour is lightfast & age-resistant, making it resistant to fading.
This sensational, quality artist paper has shown its versatility by performing beautifully when layering pastel pigments, using wet in wet techniques and mixed media work.
Hahnemühle Pastel Velour paper is produced in Germany.
In this video, Antonio Valiente demonstrates how well the Luminance 6901 pencils of Cara d’Ache perform on the 260gsm Velour Pastel Paper in black.
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There are very few companies worldwide that can be proud of such a long company history like Hahnemühle’s. Founded back in 1584 as a paper mill in South Lower Saxony’s Solling uplands, Hahnemühle developed – strictly according to the spirit of its founding fathers – into a customer-oriented and innovative manufacturing facility.
Artists set the highest standards for the property and pureness of papers and boards – the basis of their work. Hahnemühle has been fulfilling these requirements with its products for over 430 years. Through its enormous sensitivity for artistic demands and creative needs, over the centuries Hahnemühle has developed a comprehensive range of papers for professional artists and hobby painters and successfully markets it worldwide. For generations, Hahnemühle paper has retained its uniqueness!