Watercolor paper III – Other watercolor paper options
One of the best papers – is the one sold at most Art and Crafts stores is the Arches’s paper – this is probably the best (although is not cheap compared to most of the other brands mentioned above), because it absorbs a lot water, and also can be used to do some scratching as part of the technique. Here is a picture of this paper:
See below one of my paintings done with this type of watercolor paper.
The scratches in the mountains and also other areas of the painting with done with the back of a paint brush. Since the paper is very resistant, the scratching did not damage the paper. Below is another example: