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Paulinwa
04-22-2005, 10:59 PM
I am new to pastel painting. I have used Wallis white paper pads and really like them. I have not been able to find it them from a vendor who doesn't charge a arm and a leg. Everybody seems to be sold out. I E-mailed the Wallis Co. and they told me they are not going to ship for another month.
Is there any other brand of paper out there that is sort of close to the feel of Wallis paper?
Thanks
Paul

Paula Ford
04-22-2005, 11:16 PM
Hi Paul,

Art Spectrum Colorfix is probably the closest to Wallis paper and you can find it in Michaels or order it at Dick Blick (our sponsor) or any of the art supply stores online.

LaCarte is kinda like it, but kinda different, if you know what I mean.

Check out this thread... http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265961

Hopefully Wallis paper will be in stock everywhere very soon...let's hope!!

Paula

CM Neidhofer
04-23-2005, 12:38 AM
Don't feel bad. I ordered a pad of Wallis on Feb. 4. I just recieved it yesterday!

jackiesimmonds
04-23-2005, 03:32 AM
the closest in feel is a pro/artists quality sandpaper. Not sure what names they would have in the US tho.

The colorfix is much more plasticky than Wallis.

J

Deborah Secor
04-25-2005, 03:04 PM
I wrote an article about different papers. Here's some comparisons.

Wallis:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2005/23609-Wallis_Museum_th.jpg

Art Spectrum:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2005/23609-Art_Spectrum_th.jpg

Ersta:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2005/23609-Ersta_th.jpg

La Carte:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2005/23609-La_Carte_th.jpg

These are probly too small to see...but you can see more in the article in the PJ, December 2004.

I'd go for the Ersta, if you can get it, but it's wimpy compared to Wallis. The La Carte is sandy and soft, not as forgiving as Wallis, but interesting. I use it most after Wallis. The Spectrum makes me crazy--I can't stand the feel of it myself. Plasticky is right.

Hang in there, the Wallis will be around again soon!!

Deborah

jackiesimmonds
04-26-2005, 03:04 PM
Ersta is OK to work on, but there is no comparison with Wallis, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT UNDERPAINT ON ERSTA. Also, and probably more important...it is not a proper, archival quality paper, its longevity is very questionable.

J