He is a link to some toned paper available on dickblick.com
Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Pastel Paper - BLICK art materials
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?