Pastelmat Glued Pads in Assorted Colours – 360gsm – Clairefontaine + FREE Pastel Pencil and Pastel Cube

R470.00R750.00

November Sale

Buy any Pastelmat pad and receive a Caran d’Ache Pastel Pencil and Pastel Cube sampler valued at R150!

 

A new concept for the Pastel market! The pastel adheres so well to this new paper that you don’t need to use a fixative between each layer. You are able to multiply the layers without a saturation effect. Pastelmat brings new opportunities for pastel artists, offering a coarser surface than velour but a softer surface than sandpaper.

  • 360gsm
  • 12 Sheets per pad
  • Label No. 1, 2, 4 & 5 – Has 4 shades with crystal dividers.
  • Available Sizes:

    • 24 x 30cm
    • 30 x 40cm
  • Options:

    • Red Label No.1
      • Paper Colours: Maize, Buttercup, Light Grey, Dark Grey
    • Orange Label No.2
      • Paper Colours: White, Sienna, Brown, Anthracite
    • White Label No.3
      • Paper Colour: White
    • Blue Label No.4
      • Paper Colours: Dark Blue, Light Blue, Burgundy, Sand
    • Green Label No.5
      • Paper Colours: Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Blue, White
    • Anthracite Label No.6
      • Paper Colour: Anthracite

Choose Product Variations

ImageSizePastelmat OptionsQuantityAdd to CartPriceStockSKU
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Red-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmRed Label No.1 - Maize, Buttercup, Light Grey, Dark Grey
R470.003 in Stock3329680960174
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Red-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmRed Label No.1 - Maize, Buttercup, Light Grey, Dark Grey
R750.00In Stock3329680960181
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Orange-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmOrange Label No.2 - White, Sienna, Brown, Anthracite
R470.00In Stock3329680960075
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Orange-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmOrange Label No.2 - White, Sienna, Brown, Anthracite
R750.00In Stock3329680960082
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-White-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmWhite Label No.3 - White
R470.00In Stock3329680960280
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-White-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmWhite Label No.3 - White
R750.00In Stock3329680960297
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Blue-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmBlue Label No.4 - Dark Blue, Light Blue, Burgundy, Sand
R470.00In Stock3329680961119
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Blue-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmBlue Label No.4 - Dark Blue, Light Blue, Burgundy, Sand
R750.00In Stock3329680961126
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Green-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmGreen Label No.5 - Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Blue, White
R470.00In Stock3329680961140
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-Green-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmGreen Label No.5 - Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Blue, White
R750.00In Stock3329680961157
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-ANTHRACITE-Label-Paper-Colours24 x 30cmAnthracite Label No.6 - Anthracite
R470.00In Stock3329680960044
Clairefontaine-Pastelmat-Glued-Pad-ANTHRACITE-Label-Paper-Colours30 x 40cmAnthracite Label No.6 - Anthracite
R750.00In Stock3329680960501

Clairefontaine developed Pastelmat to meet the specific expectations of the most demanding pastel artists.

It is a premium 360gsm card surface with a unique velvety texture made from a fine coating of cellulose fibres, which has the ability to grab and hold multiple layers of even the softest pastels. Pastelmat’s single and original surface is a true innovation that combines the advantages of two traditional papers. The fine particles are sufficiently well-fixed for a smooth surface and comfort of use, and the smoothness of the cork grain in the adhesive ensures longevity.

Pastelmat brings new opportunities for pastel artists, offering a coarser surface than velour but a softer surface than sandpaper. It has the added bonus of being gentle on both fingers and blending tools. The character “fixing” of this surface is so extraordinary that the positioning of multiple layers of pastels, and the realization of flat tints, precise details, or delicate and transparent veils are easily achieved.

 

Pastelmat significantly reduces the need for fixative so that colours remain vibrant. It enables you to apply multiple layers without a saturation effect. Even with blending little pastel is lost because it sits easily on the textured surface of the paper. To remove marks one can lift some pigment with a kneadable putty, but it is not advisable to use a normal eraser as it only forces the pigment into the pastelmat grain leaving it to smear. Clean paper stumps work beautifully to blend, smear or soften tones.

The rigidity, weight, and non-acidity, as well as the paper’s light-resistance, guarantee the conservation of your artwork. However, it is recommended that a sheet of acid-free translucent paper be placed over finished artworks created on Pastelmat.

 

Although it was designed for pastellists, Pastelmat is suitable for all dry media, from pastel sticks, PanPastel and pencils to charcoal.

It is also water resistant which means that it can be used with wet media such as acrylics or watercolour washes and mixed media techniques.

Drying can take long and transparent colours may fade as the surface dries, so for best results use gouache or coloured inks rather than transparent watercolours. Rub out or wet the paper, the Pastelmat keeps its original properties.

 

Pastelmat comes in a range of colours, all of which are acid-free and lightfast. Available in different colours; warm, cool or achromatic colours for every kind of subject with dry pastels. In the pads, each sheet is protected by a crystal paper insert.

Pastelmat may be slightly curved: this is normal and part of the manufacturing process.

 

More on the Clairefontaine brand

The production of paper is a long tradition for the valley of the Meurthe, since the creation of the first paper mills back in the XVI century. It is in this convenient environment that Papeteries de Clairefontaine started their production in 1858, in the town of Etival Clairefontaine, situated next to Meurthe river 90km from Strasbourg. Taking advantage of rags supplied by the local textile industry, Clairefontaine became one of the most important factories in the region. In 1880 the company started with the manufacturing of envelopes and notebooks were soon to follow.

Today the factory has two paper machines. The production speed of each of these 3.4m wide machines is a 1000m per minute, which means 15 tons or 60km of paper is produced every hour.

 

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Pastelmat Options

Anthracite Label No.6 – Anthracite, Blue Label No.4 – Dark Blue, Light Blue, Burgundy, Sand, Green Label No.5 – Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Blue, White, Orange Label No.2 – White, Sienna, Brown, Anthracite, Red Label No.1 – Maize, Buttercup, Light Grey, Dark Grey, White Label No.3 – White

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