Can you use normal paper for Watercolour?
Regular paper can be used for watercolour.
However, if the paper is extra absorbent, it cannot be used because it will absorb the water instantly and turn transclusent.
After drying, the colours will turn out to be dull.
So, hand-made papers are best for watercolour..
What is the best watercolor paper to use?
In general, watercolour papers are made from one of two materials; cotton or wood pulp. 100% cotton papers are professional quality, and are considered to offer the very best painting surface. Cotton gives incomparable stability and ensures that you work will stand the test of time.
What weight watercolor paper should I use?
Most artists prefer a Rough or Cold Press finish for transparent watercolor applications. Where as, a smoother finish, such as Hot Press, is more desirable for printmaking and drawing applications. The most common weights for watercolor papers are 140 lb. and 300 lb.
What can you use if you don’t have watercolor paper?
If handling paper is your issue, you can alternately try a watercolour block or art boards meant for watercolour. However, both of those are essentially still paper. Alternately you can try parchment or rice paper, both of which compliment watercolours quite well (all still paper).