My Favorite Materials-Paper
One of my favorite things about Red River Paper, is they have sample packs you can use to figure out which paper is best for you! This is what I did when I first started doing my own printing, and it saved me so much time and money. Here are my favorite papers, plus why I love them:
1. Aurora White *My Favorite!*
I use this paper for all of my matte prints, and I have the greeting card version that I use for most of my cards that have a white background (just subject and not a fully printed page). After testing all of the papers, I liked this matte paper best for a lot of my pastel pieces. The texture and color of this paper portrays the colors of my work as closely as possible and is a great option for beautiful prints. This paper comes in 300gsm which I use for prints and 250gsm which I use for cards. This paper is also great for graphite drawings. I have not tried it with other mediums, but I have used the aurora white cards to create custom cards with graphite pencils and it works beautifully!
2. Paper Canvas