Peterboro Water Color Boards

  • Made from 100% Rag , neutral PH, quality Arches Aquarelle water color paper bonded to extra-heavy wood pulp board.
  • The surface paper is sized to produce even washes.
    Plastic Watercolor Cup
  • Great for mixing or holding paint, this pie-shaped cup is 3 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep.
  • Available in a heavy-duty plastic with brush rests along the outer edge or an economy lightweight plastic.
    Curry's Watercolor Mediums
  • Art Masking Fluid: Art Masking Fluid is used to mask areas of the paper making them resistant to water color. Sections treated with Art Masking Fluid must be allowed to dry before overpainting. Once dry these areas remain protected and cannot be penetrated by color.
  • Gum A
    Winsor & Newton Watercolor Mediums
  • Granulation Medium: Granulation Medium gives a mottled or granular appearance to colors which usually give a smooth wash, such as Winsor Red or Winsor Blue. By adding Granulation Medium to colors that already granulate, such as Viridian or French Ultramarine, the effect is further enhanced.
  • Lifting Preparation: Lifting Preparation allows dry washes, including staining colors, to be more easily lifted from paper with a wet brush or sponge. It is an ideal preparation with which beginners can prime the paper allowing corrections to be made to their painting.
  • Permanent Masking Medium: Permanent Masking Medium is used to mask specific areas of the paper making them resistant to water. This medium can also mixed with water colors and is ideal for isolating areas of fine detail. Sections which have been treated with Permanent Masking Medium must be allowed to dry before overpainting. A hair dryer can be used to speed the drying. Once dry these areas remain protected and cannot be penetrated by further washes.


  • Blending Medium: Blending Medium is used to slow the drying rate of water colors allowing you more time for blending. It is particularly useful in hot climates where artists would like their water colors to stay open and workable for longer periods of time.
  • Texture Medium: Texture Medium contains fine particles and can be used to give the impression of depth and structure to water color paintings. It is ideal for emphasising areas such as sandy beaches or the bark of a tree in figurative paintings. Used with multiple washes, Texture Medium catches different layers of color and really gives a new dimension to water color painting.
  • Iridescent Medium: Iridescent Medium gives pearlescent or glitter effects to your water colors.
  • Water Color Medium: Water Color Medium has the same characteristics as Gum Arabic, but also increases the wetting of the paper. This will improve the flow of washes across the surface of the paper.
  • Ox Gall Liquid: Ox Gall liquid is a wetting agent and is used to improve flow when mixed directly with water colours.
  • Aquapasto: Aquapasto is a transparent gel medium that reduces flow and gives a bodied effect to water color and gouache.
  • Art Masking Fluid: Art Masking Fluid is used to mask areas of the paper making them resistant to water color. Sections treated with Art Masking Fluid must be allowed to dry before overpainting. Once dry these areas remain protected and cannot be penetrated by color.rabic: Adding Gum Arabic to your water color has three effects: it slows down the drying time of the paint, giving you slightly longer to work on creating your image or working wet into wet; it adds further transparency to your water colors and it increases gloss. Gum Arabic washes will have greater depth and appear more luminous than color washes alone.
    Bienfang Aquademic Watercolor Paper
  • Student-grade, Economically prices, Light & Heavy Weight available
    Arches Watercolor Paper & Roll
  • Arches watercolor papers are mould-made in France, with 100% cotton fiber content. They are pH neutral, gelatin-sized, and air-dried. Arches Watercolor Papers have two deckle edges, and are watermarked and embossed. Three surfaces are available: Hot Press, Cold Press, and Rough.


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