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02-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Hello, I have been searching for Mi-Teintes white pastel paper pad in A3 size...I am having a lot of trouble finding it. I can find it in other colors, and I have it in the A4 size. Does anyone have suggestions to where I might find it in the US? I would be open to another brand that is similar in the A3 size pad.

water girl
02-09-2018, 09:58 PM
I don't have an answer for you, but I have a question for you. Will you be using pastels on the white Canson paper?

02-09-2018, 11:38 PM
Yes, charcoal and pastel.

Donna T
02-10-2018, 10:34 AM
The closest to that size I could find is a 12x18 pad of gray paper in a different brand. I know you'd like white but I'll send the link (http://www.fineartstore.com/p-4556-borden-amp-riley-pastel-amp-charcoal-paper.aspx) just in case. The paper is acid-free and meant for charcoal and pastels but I've never used it so I don't know how it compares to Mi-Teintes.

02-10-2018, 03:26 PM
Thanks so much for the information. I really need white, itís for a class Iím taking. I think Iíll have to end up ordering from somewhere outside the US (Jacksonís Art Supply). I just think it is strange I canít seem to find what I need in the states.

Spike the Creator
02-10-2018, 05:48 PM
You could get mi tientes sheets and cut then down or use strathmore 500 charcoal paper which i like a lot for pastels and get the white pad

02-11-2018, 06:14 PM
Thanks Spike, that is exactly what I ended up deciding to to. Ordered from fineartstore.com.

Spike the Creator
02-11-2018, 08:24 PM
The paper takes a few layers of pastels if you layer i start with pastel pencils then do to hard pastels then a medium soft then soft

02-13-2018, 10:31 AM
What does your supply list say exactly? In the US we won't typically say A3 or A4...that's more of a UK thing. Standard US sizes would be 9x12, 11x14, 12x16 etc.

There is a 9x12 white spiral pad of Mi Tientes, otherwise go with Strathmore as mentioned above.

Generally in pastels a white surface isn't widely used which is likely why you can't find it easily. Good luck! :)