Bockingford® is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill. This is a high quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world. Bockingford® offers quality watercolour paper at an affordable price.
Taken from the official website of Cuthberts Mill www.stcuthbertsmill.com
Made from 100% woodfree bleached chemical pulp St Cuthberts Mill are experts in manufacturing high quality artists papers. Their master papermakers carefully make beautiful mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world. They only use pure raw ingredients to guarantee the highest grade of archival papers. Their pulps and cotton linters are specially sourced for their purity and performance.
General Storage and Handling Instructions
So, what can this paper offer each medium?
This paper is suited to various mediums, originally made for Watercolours but works particularly well with pencils too. It has a porous, matt surface that allows for multiple layers and as it is available in weights up to 535gsm, the possibilities are endless. Here are some thoughts on the various mediums trialled on the 300gsm Hot Pressed paper.
If you prefer to work on paper for Acrylic paintings, this paper comes in 425 & 535gsm weights which can withstand heavier applications, if working on a 300gsm or less, it is recommended that the paper is soaked and stretched before using with Watercolour, watercolour pencils and Acrylics, this is to avoid cockling (buckling) during applications and washes. It easily accepts the light wash or heavy application of paint, dries quickly and allows for multiple layers.