THE CASS ART PAD: A SPOTLIGHT ON SURFACE

Cass Art Own Paper Pads combine exceptional quality with outstanding value. Designed by leading agency, our paper pads explore the mark-making of different mediums revealing a fresh on the front of the blank pages awaiting your own designs. From cartridge and marker pads to water colour and oil the great variety of surface and size means that you will always have a pad to match your need – from painting on the go to large scale graphite drawings.

Each pad is based on the same simple idea; to represent the media directly on the cover. so we started by asking artists their reasons for buying different papers; What can you do with it. Is it to draw on it what medium can you use on it, Can wet mediums be used on it is better for drawing.

The way was to express a commonality that would connect the range. For example the Smooth Pressed Pad has the same swashes of water colour but with cartridge it’s all sorts of things. From graphite to rolling out pink ink on it to light washes of colour the qualities of the paper broadens your choice of color and variety of mark making. So we chose to make the heavy red and all the regular black, then you have instant visual recognition – a type of coding system.

Some are self-evident if its Acrylic and Oil then you use the medium to express the quality of the material but with Mixed Media we could be more experimental as the properties of the paper allowed you to stick things on as well as roller a bit of ink across it.”

CASS ART WATER COLOUR POST CARD PAD

These postcard-sized pads contain 15 sheets of good-quality 300gsm water colour paper each measuring 148mm x 100mm – a handy size that’s particularly suitable when you’re out and about and don’t want to lug a larger pad around. Artist and Cass Art Professional Sanchez recently created a wonderful step-by-step guide using the Cass Art Water colour Postcard Pad Cass Art Water colour paints as a base and highlighting in titanium white Cass Art Studio Acrylic. 

I like using the postcard pads to test colors make color swatches and sometimes make small demos for my students. Usually I end up with a beautiful small piece that I can use as Thank you notes for my customers. I find this an original and personal way to send something special to those who support my business.”

CASS ART WATER COLOUR PAD

This cold pressed Cass Art Water colour Pad contains 12 sheets of high-quality 300gsm water colour paper gummed along one side so the sheets are easy to tear off. The paper is free for added longevity and is lightly textured perfect for working with water colour and durable enough to hold several washes of paint. Francesco Lo Iacono, Cass Art Professional, Fashion Illustrator and Artist shows us what this brilliant pad can do with his illustrations of these illustrious shoes. 

“The Cass Art water colour paper has been one of my favorites to use since I first tried it. As a water colorist the surface is quite important as it helps to achieve the best results for your work. I personally feel more comfortable with a smooth surface even if, with water colour exploring a more textured paper could be a really amusing experience. That’s what I explored with this quick sketch, I thought that in this case the paper would have helped me achieving intriguing effects. I do suggest everyone who works with water colour to try out different kind of papers to find out the one you feel more pleased and happy with.”

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