Pastelmats, manufactured in France is ideal for use with all dry media and resistant to water and solvents so that it can be used with wet media under painting. It has a smooth, velvety feel making it gentle to the touch while displaying an incredible ability to grab and hold multiple layers of soft pastel. Its ability to consistently hold multiple layers of pastel significantly reduces or eliminates the need for fixative. PastelMat is produced on a premium card surface (360gsm/170lb) that is both acid free and lightfast. We carry twelve beautiful subtle colours available in single sheets.
Pastelmat's single and original surface is a true innovation that combines the advantages of two traditional papers. The fine particles are sufficiently well-fixed for a smooth surface and comfort of use, and the smoothness of the cork grain in the adhesive ensures longevity.