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12-10-2016, 01:45 PM
Having tried various types of paper and card for Soft Pastels, I do enjoy using Canson Paper. I,m thinking of trying Mi-Teintes Touch which is a fine sanded card. I would be grateful for any feedback from anyone who has used this. Thanks.
12-12-2016, 11:14 AM
I have tried M-T Touch and I really like it. I normally use UArt 400 grit sanded paper, but wanted to try a colored sanded paper. The Touch doesn't have as much tooth as UArt, but it still held many layers of pastel. I have had the Touch sitting in my paper drawer since it first came out. I have no idea why it took me so long to try it out, but I know I will use it again very soon. Here is a FB post of a painting I did on the Touch paper. https://www.facebook.com/1860338590859080/photos/a.1861554150737524.1073741827.1860338590859080/2024605851099019/?type=3&theater
12-14-2016, 09:00 PM
I like the M-T Touch sanded paper. It's very close to Art Spectrum Colourfix, which is one of my favorites. Not quite as harsh as Uart and some others, but it comes in colors and has its own sweet texture.
If you like it, consider getting some Art Spectrum Multimedia (Colourfix) Primer, in clear or choice of the same 20 colors as Colourfix sanded paper. That primer on hot press or cold press watercolor paper creates a good sanded paper comparable to M-T Touch out of botched watercolors (it's still good paper), or cheap watercolor pads, so your practice paper has a similar texture. The various colors are opaque. Clear will let you underpaint with ink or watercolor and show the underpainting through the gritty primer.
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