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Discussion in 'Substrates' started by S10n, Nov 22, 2018.


  1. S10n

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm running out of H&S airbrush paper No4 350x500mm and I know Schoellershammer 250 g/sqm is another great paper but I need to order overseas and it is expensive.

    Any other good and cheaper alternatives ? I can get Canson here but not sure what exactly.
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    If you have a bunch of stuff to order maybe you could use flycrates or something like that?
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    Go to terraslate.comand have them send you the free sample pack and see if you like it, if you do then buy some there I have 30 sheets of it as I love the stuff!
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    The H&S #4 paper is Schoellershammer #4 which is 4G. The Canson XL Bristol is also nice but not very resistant to scratching and you can not get it 100% clean when erasing.
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    Has anyone try to use acrylic transparent base or acrylic pouring medium (which I belive is almost the same, also much cheaper), as a primer over bristol paper, for scratching and erasing purposes? I found that cheap glossy pouring medium from my local art store works fine as a transbase with createx paint. Should i expect any issues?
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    I've used liquitex varnish in that fashion without issue....it's not as good as synthetic paper but it does work.
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    I used to spray a rattle can clear on my paper before using it and it worked well for me,And was a lot faster dry time
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    I found that varnish in my store cost about 10$, while pouring medium is less than 2$. I Will give a chance to my pouring medium, and let you know how it performs as a primer.
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    Hahnemühle Papers | Official Site - Germany | Online Shop - UK

    Hahnemühle is one of the very best brands out there... It's been around for decades and has remained consistently a Golden Standard.

    Some of their papers, suitable for airbrushing:

    Oil/Acrylic | Graphics | Digital Fine Art Smooth


    The Digital Fine Art Smooth papers are designed for inkjet plotters and inkjet photo printers, but a light coat of primer sprayed over them will do fine too.

    I have used Hahnemühle for at least 20 years and have never been disappointed. Always flawless high standards.
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