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Pastel Paper

Here at Pegasus Art we have chosen a selection of specific pastel papers in a variety of colours and weights. Pastels do not bond with the support like other media but rather grip to the surface and so a textured finish is required. If there is sufficient texture a lightweight paper can be used but if your technique involves reworking or perhaps blending with your fingers then choose a paper that is strong enough to stand up to this treatment.

Because pastels must grip to the surface of the paper the paper must have "tooth". The depth of the texture can be important and the right choice for you will depend on the nature of your work. Smoother pastel papers are ideal for precise details and hard lines which will not be broken up by the texture. On the other hand if you work in layers, a deeper texture is more suitable as your first layer could cover a shallow tooth and not leave enough tooth for subsequent layers to grip to. Rough textures inhibit blending but can add interest to your work.

Artists who work in pastels often prefer to use coloured papers. Pastels do not cover the whole surface in the way that other media can. Sections of the paper may be left uncovered and small gaps will be visible in areas where pastels have been applied. For this reason coloured papers can result in a more pleasing effect. You can choose pastel paper in colours that work in harmony with your colour palette or which contrast with it.

We have chosen a fine range of papers for the Pegasus Art collection which are made specifically for pastel work or which possess the attributes required. Our pastel papers are from the Arches, Spectrum, Fabriano, Clairefontaine and Hahnemuhle ranges. We also offer the ever popular Canson Mi Teintes papers. Our range features papers with a high rag (cotton) content and 100% cotton styles, both of which are archival quality.

Hahnemuhle velour paper is produced using inert synthetic fibres on an acid free backing. It has a pleasing Fuzzy Felt type surface which holds pastels well and is popular with portrait and animal portrait artists. The Clairefontaine Pastelmat card is a brand new concept which offers many possibilities. It has a surface which is coarser that velour but softer than sandpaper and which possesses an excellent grip and so is perfect for working in layers.

With such a great variety of papers in so many colours our collection offers you the options you need for working in pastels. Please note that our sheet papers are subject to minimum order quantities which are identified in the product listings. Many of the papers across our entire range can be mixed and matched to achieve the order quantities required.

You can learn more about the surfaces of paper, the weight, paper 'sizing' and more information in our handy guide to paper.

Arches White MBM Ingres Paper- 130gsm - 50 x 65 cm Arches White MBM Ingres Paper- 130gsm - 50 x 65 cm minimum order 10
£2.60
£1.97
16 in stock
Ingres Arches MBM Paper 130gsm/60lbs 75% Cotton Laid Paper MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 10 SHEETS OF THIS PAPER. PRICED PER SHEET. Specially developed for drawing by the painter Dominique Ingres and the papermakers Arches, this laid paper has a perfectly even surface, complementing your drawings with style. Exceptionally high quality laid paper from Arches with the characteristic horizontal and vertical…
Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Pastel Paper - Fine Sand Surface Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Pastel Paper - Fine Sand Surface minimum order 5
£5.12
£4.65
In stock
Canson Mi-Teintes Touch 335gsm 50 x 65 cm (19.5" x 25.5") PRICE SHOWN PER SHEET - MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 5 SHEETS OF PAPER FROM ACROSS OUR RANGE SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH. Mi-Teintes Touch sanded pastel paper has a very fine grit textured surface, perfect for dry pastels but also recommended for other media.  Your dry pastels will smoothly glide over the surface allowing for area and more detailed…
Fabriano Roma Paper - Michelangelo - 130gsm 66x48cms Fabriano Roma Paper - Michelangelo - 130gsm 66x48cms minimum order 5
£11.75
£10.35
10 in stock
Fabriano Roma - Michelangelo shade 103 - Creamy light yellow, 100% Cotton paper is made in the finest traditions of the Fabriano mill, dating back to the beginning of European paper making in the 13th Century.  This beautiful handmade paper is particularly suitable for deluxe editions, fine printing, pastels, charcoal, bookbinding and drawing. Priced per sheet. MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 5 SHEETS OF P…
Fabriano Tiziano Paper 50x65cm 40 Colours Fabriano Tiziano Paper 50x65cm 40 Colours minimum order 10
£1.10
In stock
Fabriano Tiziano Paper 160gsm/75lbs 50 x 70cm Sheets (approx 20"x 27").  Please note  Fabriano have now changed the size of the large sheets to 50x65cm, stock will change gradually over 2018. Textured Surface, Surface Sizing Acid Free, Highly Lightfast Colours, 4 trimmed edges PRICE SHOWN PER SHEET - MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 10 SHEETS OF PAPER FROM ASSORTED COLOURS IN THE RANGE Fabriano Tiziano is a…
Fabriano Tiziano Paper A3 10 Colours Fabriano Tiziano Paper A3 10 Colours minimum order 10
£0.48
In stock
Fabriano Tiziano Paper 160gsm/75lbs A3 Sheets Containing Cotton; Textured Surface, Surface Sizing Acid Free, Highly Lightfast Colours, 4 trimmed edges PRICE SHOWN PER SHEET - MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 10 SHEETS OF PAPER FROM ASSORTED COLOURS IN THE RANGE Fabriano Tiziano is a high quality pastel paper. This strong paper is extremely versatile and can be used for numerous media allowing you great free…
Fabriano Tiziano Paper A4 40 Colours Fabriano Tiziano Paper A4 40 Colours minimum order 10
£0.24
In stock
Fabriano Tiziano Paper 160gsm/75lbs A4 Sheets (approx 21x 29.7cm) Containing Cotton; Textured Surface, Surface Sizing Acid Free, Highly Lightfast Colours, 4 trimmed edges PRICE SHOWN PER SHEET - MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 10 SHEETS OF PAPER FROM ASSORTED COLOURS IN THE RANGE Fabriano Tiziano is a high quality pastel paper. This strong paper is extremely versatile and can be used for numerous media all…
Fisher 400 Pastel Paper Classic 70x50cm Fisher 400 Pastel Paper Classic 70x50cm
£7.75
£6.50
Out of stock
Fisher 400 Pastel Paper Sheets 50x70cm 360gsm: Made for the artist by the artist Tim Fisher! MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 5 SHEETS OF PAPER FROM ACROSS OUR RANGE SO YOU CAN MIX  AND MATCH. The ‘Classic’ Fisher 400 is a light buff colour but you can tint easily with inks or acrylic inks to make the base surface your own. This heavyweight pH neutral paper is archival so you can be confident your artwork w…
Hahnemuhle Pastel Paper - Velour Paper - 50 x 70cm Sheets Hahnemuhle Pastel Paper - Velour Paper - 50 x 70cm Sheets minimum order 5
£3.86
£3.65
In stock
Hannemuhle Pastel Velour Paper in larger sheet size. This Premium Velour paper from Hahnemuhle is acid free and archival. The velour paper surface is produced using inert synthetic fibers on an acid free backing sheet. It has a Fuzzy Felt surface! Velour holds pastel well and is very appropriate for soft edge work due to the nature of the longer fibered surface. Velour is very popular with portrai…
Pastelmat Card 360gsm 50x70cm Pastelmat Card 360gsm 50x70cm minimum order 5
£7.75
£6.50
In stock
Clairefontaine Pastelmat Card 360gsm 50x70cm MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY 5 SHEETS OF PAPER OF A SIMILAR SIZE FROM ACROSS OUR RANGE SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH. Clairefontaine Pastelmat card is a new concept for pastel artists offering a coarser surface than velour but a softer surface than sand paper. The archival smooth surface is made from a fine coating of cellulose fibres. Our artists’ testing has sho…

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