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Arches - Watercolour and Oil Paint Pads


Arches - Watercolour and Oil Paint Pads

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Each variant is sold separately.

Arches Water Colour Pads

Arches Water Colour Pads 

  • Arches Water colour paper is made the traditional way, using a cylinder mould.
  • Thi-s method ensures that the fibres are evenly distributed which makes the paper extremely stable, so it will not warp or stretch when water is applied to it.
  • Arches Water colour paper is made from long, 100% cotton fibres allowing it to absorb a lot of water without warping or causing the colours to bleed.
  • It is sized to the core with natural gelatine, so it can be scratched without tearing or linting.
  • This internal sizing also prevents paint penetrating into the paper, allowing light to shine through the pigment and reflect off the paper while ensuring durability of the colours.
  • This artist quality paper is further converted into convenient A size pads.
  • With alkaline reserve, acid-free, no optical brightening agents (permanent in accordance with ISO 9706), fungicidal treatment to prevent the appearance of mould.
  •  Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic


  • 185gsm pads contain 15 sheets.
  • 300gsm pads contain 12 sheets.


  • hot press
  • cold press
  • rough

Arches Oil Painting Pad 

Let your creative instincts take over with the Arches® oil painting pad. Each sheet is made of 100% cotton on a cylinder mold and has a soothing white shade. Its fine grain texture adds character to your artwork. You can use this 140-pound cold press paper to create marouflage paintings with your choicest oil paints and pastels. This acid-free, 300 gsm Arches oil pad has sheets that resemble a stretched canvas. They do not need preparation before use. Your paints remain on the surface of these sheets and dry quickly, as each sheet is semi-absorbent.

  • 12 sheets
  • 9 in x 12 in
  • Contains alkaline reserve
  • Without optical brightening agents (Adheres to ISO 9706)

Arches Water Colour Pads