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View Poll Results: Which brands of pastel paper do you prefer? 3 preferences only please
Ampersand Pastelbord 51 14.78%
Art Spectrum Colourfix 124 35.94%
Canson Mi-Tientes 106 30.72%
Fabriano Tiziano 23 6.67%
Fisher400 18 5.22%
Pastelmat by Clairefontaine 107 31.01%
Royal Sovereign 4 1.16%
Murano 8 2.32%
Ingres 12 3.48%
Sennelier La Carte 77 22.32%
Uart 94 27.25%
Wallis 110 31.88%
Watercolour papers 21 6.09%
Suede Mat 14 4.06%
Velour Mat 33 9.57%
St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Pastel Paper" 2 0.58%
Other - state what in thread please! 17 4.93%
Schmincke Sansfix 10 2.90%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 345. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:41 PM
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Thank you Deirdre for the new list. I voted for Royal Sovereign, Murano and Ingres
Looking forward to seeing how this develops
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

i only voted for 2, as my third choice is my own made boards.
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i only voted for 2, as my third choice is my own made boards.
Hmm,,,,didn't think to add that....it's there now though under other. For the next person who does something completely different...
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

I voted Pastemat and Wallis for 'regular paper' and Other for the fun stuff. Lately I have been making supports with a 'top coat' of Colourfix primer but with various layers and mixtures of stuff. The bottom is 300lb wc paper or masonite 'Hardbord' panels. The surface? Well! I have tried:
- Golden's Light Molding Paste
- Golden's Fiber Paste
- Golden's Heavy Gel (Gloss)
- Schmincke's AQUA modelling paste, fine
(Next up: Pumice Gel, Glass Bead Gel, and Clear Granular Gel. Wooohooo!)
I add various impressions, scratchings, feathering, palette knifings, scrapings, fingerprinting, peakings, pressings, and so on and so forth. Let it all dry completely (and often sand it down just a bit, here and there) and then finish with a coat or two of the Colourfix primer. Voila! Ready for a masterpiece!

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Ummm, not that math is my forte, but... 50% + 53% + 42% + .... ???

Reminds me of how to make toffee: one half sugar, one half syrup, one half thick cream. :-)

Bug, or does it get funny when categories are added?

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Ummm, not that math is my forte, but... 50% + 53% + 42% + .... ???
Reminds me of how to make toffee: one half sugar, one half syrup, one half thick cream.
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Mouth watering for that toffee!! Wow! Throw in one half butter and I am all over it! It get's mysteriously mathematical when each voter can make one, two, OR three choices.

(BTW, I am rooting for the Tre Kronor hockey team at the Vancouver games. )

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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

My votes:

1. Sennelier La Carte
2. Colorfix
3. Canson

I really need to get my hands on some Pastelmat and Uart...and Fisher400. By the results here I might end up with a new favorite.
Wallis seem to be a strong candidate, but it just doesn't work for me.

Interesting and useful poll, thanks Deirdre!
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

The percentages, since we can vote for more than one, are the percentage of the total number of voters that have picked a particular brand.

As of this moment, 28 people have voted - 14 have chosen Wallis, or 50%, etc.

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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Don, Jan, thank you. Do I have dyscalculia? :-) Common sense still says to me that even if we have three votes, then the whole should be 100%... Oh, well, life's mysteries.

Jan, those guys are good! Tre Kronor means "three crowns", and is one of the official symbols for Sweden. (Used to be three countries, hence a king had three crowns.)

Merethe, the only reason Fisher doesn't get more of these lovely addable percentages is that we are fewer Europeans. You might prefer PastelMat, it is less aggressive in tooth.

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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

OK I Voted

1. Canson Mi-teintes

2. Fabriano.

3. Wallis.

Don Wallis is my last choice and don't use it much at all. so the voteing my come out lopsided being if thats the persons last of second choice. it really wouldn't be putting that brand up front.
And most of the brands here i haven't used either.
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

1. Uart (400 grit)
2. Colourfix
3. Wallis

I've always used Ersta and was delighted when they resurfaced as archival Uart. I like the predictable, even surface. Great for fine detail, and it really grabs the pastel. More so than the Colourfix or Wallis, IMO.
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I voted for:

Wallis
Uart
Ampersandboard

4th would be Somerset Black Velvet
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Just a side note. Uart will shortly be available in the UK. My friend Tommy from Uart told me. From the SAA, but, although it's mentioned in their shop index, it's not yet actually shown for sale. Watch that space!
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Just a side note. Uart will shortly be available in the UK. My friend Tommy from Uart told me. From the SAA, but, although it's mentioned in their shop index, it's not yet actually shown for sale. Watch that space!
Great....I'm a member so I'll watch out for it from SAA
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

re SAA.. I keep on clicking on their link for Uart ...hopefully !!! Nothing like a daily disappointment !!!

This is a really useful thread for me, new to pastels... thanks for restarting the topic
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