This is what I what to achieve because at $8 a sheet, i'd rather try and make my own. I am taking a figure drawing class and am experimenting with toned paper and pastel pencils. After asking my professor if there is any toned paper he'd recommend, he said that he would not recommend one over another due to the fact that all toned paper, excluding the link i posted, fades dramatically when exposed to sunlight. He then said he felt like experimenting with a way of screen printing a tone onto a white sheet so that the tone will last longer. Then I remembered I had seen this paper once before.
I need to make the surface have some tooth to it so that the pastel pencils work on it. I dont think a full bleed of plain water based ink will take the pastels too well.
Anyone have any thoughts on this or should I just stfu and pay $8 a sheet?
The key here is 'experimenting.'
If you are experimenting, what is wrong with something that may fade? It's not going to hang in the Louvre, right? You're a student. You're experimenting. Use some inexpensive color paper. Who cares if it fades a bit. Fucking experiment and see what happens.
This kind of excessive fussiness over (expensive) materials stifles creativity and experimentation, and it is elitist.
It is ingrained in students by academia and is one of the main things that makes them fizzle and fail as artists out in the world.
Now tell your prof that, and give him the finger.
I think Seripop used the term paper fascists to describe their instructors in University, and held that up as one of their pet peeves with academia.
Yeah this shit pisses me off so much. If you area student , you are learning and fucking around. Permanence should not even figure as a concern. Use cheap materials and use lots of them. The key is making lots of work to figure out what you wanna do and how you wanna do it.
I used 18$ a sheet rag paper for class projects back in the day. What a pisser. Not sure how archival they are in the recycling bin.