Whether you’re a professional pastel artist or just experimenting, pastel paper is a necessity. Also known as ingres paper, pastel paper offers more tooth than traditional art papers, helping the pastel to grip better to the surface. At Art to Art, we stock a wide range of high-quality pastel papers. Shop online today and get free shipping when you spend over $100.
Coming in a variety of sizes and colours, pastel paper is the perfect medium for all artworks. Some even have an acrylic primed surface similar to sandpaper, eliminating the use for fixatives! Choose from a number of popular brands, including Canson, Mi Tientes and Pastelmat.
With its textured surface, ingres paper has excellent grabbing power, and colours remain vibrant and fresh once applied. You can also use both wet and dry media on these papers, including: coloured pencils, acrylic paint, pastels, watercolour paints and more. No matter the media, you’ll find pastel paper to be highly receptive and easy to work on.
Shop a range of pastel paper pads and sheets online at Art to Art. You can also buy now and pay later with Afterpay! Before you go, don’t forget to check out our other art papers - including painting papers, yupo paper and art rice paper.
What paper is best for pastels?
A dedicated pastel paper is best as it will have the right amount of tooth to help the pastesl grip to the paper
What is ingres pastel paper?
Ingres pastel paper is textured paper. It comes in an assortment of colours and sizes, and some can have two distinct surface textures - one smooth and the other grainy. The paper is perfect for both soft and oil pastels and you can buy it in both pads and individual sheets.