BLEMISHED Papers - 150 gsm

Regular price $ 9.50

This listing is for packs of slightly blemished 150gsm flat cards. The blemishes may be folds, creases, smudges, irregular weight or other errors made in the paper making process that would keep me from selling these as first quality papers. Although slightly blemished (scuff, dog hair, bend crease), this hand made cotton rag paper is perfect for for hand lettering, letterpress, flat and foil printing, and even desktop printing. This paper is sized for lettering and other mediums, including watercolors.

I want to stress that these would make excellent practice papers, and I am not in any way selling them as first quality. Therefore, I am only asking for a fraction of the first quality price.

Otherwise, this beautiful handmade paper is made of 100% Cotton Rag using cotton textile remnants and has been sized to prevent feathering and bleeding. This is NOT mass produced watercolor stock, but instead each piece is handmade on an individual screen. The color of the paper is a natural, unbleached white but may occasionally have tiny speckles of random color from other fibers mixed in the hand making process. All sizes are made from different batches of pulp, so there will be some natural variation in color among the pieces.

As a calligrapher who works with a lot of papers, this is premium thick paper with a wonderful feel and tooth to it. All papers are perfect for letterpress as well as appropriate for almost any use including pen and ink, drawing, colored or graphite pencils or light washes of watercolors. It will also work for mixed media.

The edges are beautiful with a natural deckle NOT hand torn.