Clairefontaine Pastelmat Pastel Pad
Clairefontaine Pastelmat provides artists with a particularly heavy cardstock. The surface was created especially for pastel work and is ideal for holding pastel colors. While the brand is fairly expensive compared with other pastel papers, it holds up well and offers one of the thickest, most rigid pastel papers at 170 pounds. The paper also has a unique ability to hold pastels, allowing artists to rework their pictures and blend colors over each other with less need for fixatives between the layers. Each pad comes in either white or one of two color assortments, with twelve sheets ranging from 7x9 to 12x16 in size. All eight colors are also available in individual sheets of 19.5x27.5 paper.