Arches 140 lb swatching sheets, paintable, printed, and COMPLETELY archival.
Lately, a number of painters have requested a little bit more out of my swatching sheets. Artists are seeking consistent, beautiful, and stable benchmarks, and for those who want to take their swatching to the next level, there are few satisfactory options. This set of swatching sheets changes that.
My swatch sheets are available printed directly onto Arches 140 lb cold press paper.
For the watercolorist who desires that little bit more in all you paint - Arches 140 is a gold standard for creating lasting, smooth, consistent work. Your swatches will have the same longevity and stability as everything you love to create with your paints.
A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Please note that this specialized item will ship within 5-7 business days from order placement.
ABOUT MY SWATCHING SHEETS:
I created this sheet as a tool for my own color organization and to help demonstrate color swatches in the watercolor classes I teach, and I loved them so much I truly believe they'll be awesome for other folks, too!
Whether you teach, paint professionally, paint for fun, or just love color - these ready-printed sheets are a fantastic way to keep the watery mayhem of watercolor in a consistent shape and place.
WHY THESE SWATCHING SHEETS:
While a lot of you may want to print a file like this yourself, a lot of home printers do NOT create the water-resistant print that you will need, and they will NOT handle the thick 140 pound paper that even a simple swatch sheet needs to convey all the details you'll want to track.
I've printed these sheets for you, cut to a convenient letter size (8.5x11.) There are places to track watercolor brand, lightfastness ratings, pigment codes (SO important!) and color names. The swatch area is nice and big, and includes a black bar so you can track opacity in your paint. These patches leave enough room to see granulation, try out a lift, or even light-hold tape over half the swatch and hang it in your window for your OWN lightfastness testing.
You'll love having these handy sheets add some neatness and consistency to a process that can be very scattered at the best of times!
Sheets are sold in packs of six and twelve, and ship in a rigid mailer and a plastic sleeve.