Re: Flattening Paper- Mini Tutorial
It feels in stiffness quite close to the Arches 140 lb. which is 300 gsm. So I'm going to say that -- and as to hot press - (the store did not label it) but it has a *very slight* tooth to it -- -- though nothing like we think of with high end, high weight watercolor stock. I can just barely, eyes closed, with my fingers, tell the difference between the Arches HP and the Saunders. So it may be their "standard" HP. It is quite creamy in tone.
I prefer, for this work, as smooth a surface as I can get. However, in the cyanotype print the details were sharp and clear.
And, whew, I had not purchased anything to do with art in a store in probably 25-30 years. I had sticker shock -- and had to put back brushes and some tubes of paint. The other sheet of paper I bought was Stonehenge -- the only other kind they had suitable for me.
And here's my attempt yesterday -- it's not exactly going to knock your eyes out but it does look like I wanted it to --
cyanotype with grey gum (Chinese White, Davy's Grey, and Lamp Black) over it.
Laura Valentino wrote:
-- Digital Photography: http://www.turboeyes.com VT2000 Technical Services: http://www.vt2000.com Cell: 802.309.3344