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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Twinrocker Handmade Paper


Recently Robin Neudorfer sent me a link to Twinrocker Handmade Paper. I've been interested in trying out different papers for ink and watercolor...particularily tinted papers. I like the look of certain ink and watercolor washes on antique-y(?) looking backgrounds. Twinrocker offers a variety of papers including watercolor paper and their prices are very reasonable. They also offer two different sample swatch sets for $15 and $30. I ordered the $30 set and can't wait to see what the possibilities are with these papers. I'll keep you posted.

9 comments:

Nick said...

I also like that look and have often tinted paper myself. but I think it's better if it's already done for you. Never used Twinrocker...thanks for the post, I might check it out.

Billie Crain said...

I'm hoping it's what i'm looking for. can't wait for the samples to arrive. i'll probably wind up with a lot of samples that won't work for my purposes. who knows. it'll be like Xmas. thanks for posting a reply as i just realized i spelled the name of the company incorrectly. ooops....

Mary said...

Billie, I can hardly wait to see what you will be doing with these papers.

I have been playing around with ink and WC on paper because of a new book I have about style and composition. The book is buy Pat Dues and I am having a wonderful time with it.

Billie Crain said...

i can hardly wait to see what i do with this paper too, Mary. maybe you can share some tips with me from your book?

Jeanette said...

Aren't new papers such fun? I love playing around with different surfaces. I'm sure you'll do something wonderful with them.

Billie Crain said...

i am excited to see what this paper is like, Jeanette. right now i'm working 'brush on paper' with Arches HP and discovering how to better handle it. looking back, i'm glad i bought the Uno. it got me out of a rut, so to speak. it feels good to be more adventurous.

Costescu said...

cool I look forward to seeing your results :) I would like to try clayboard in the near future as well as it sounds very interesting. It has a similar texture to cold press watercolor and you can seal it so it does not need to be behind glass.

Anita said...

I love handmade papers. I have a great collection but have never used them for anything because I just love the paper! Can't wait to see what you do with these.

Billie Crain said...

Hi Tracey and Anita.:D i'm not entirely sure how big these samples will be. i ordered w/o contacting the company by phone first. i hope they are large enough to experiment on!