Clairefontaine Pastelmat 360gsm, 50 x 70cm Packs of 5

50 x 70 cm (approx 19.7 x 27.5")

A strong, velvety surface with more tooth than traditional Ingres papers but without the abrasive qualities of sanded papers, offering remarkable control, allowing for effortless, precision blending of pigments.

Because Pastelmat®'s surface pulls and holds pigment so deeply, fixatives are not needed to keep the colour stable.

The organic surface and powerful texture are derived naturally from cellulose plant fibres. 
More vibrant colours as texture grabs onto the pastel, breaking up the pigment and pulls it deep into the surface, provides a unique interaction with pastels, allowing the artist to create painterly effects with soft, buttery marks.

Holds up to water or solvent-based washes. allowing users to create underpaintings with solutions of denatured alcohol or other solvents and to build layers on top.

In addition to pastel and pastel pencils, it will support most dry and wet media including: oil pastels, charcoal, coloured pencils, acrylics, watercolours and gouache.

Unlike grittier sanded papers, Pastelmat®'s velvety surface is suitable for fine line artwork.

Also available in 24 x 32 cm Sheets & Pads