When I first started working on sanded surfaces, I loved working on dark-toned Colorfix paper by Artspectrum. What I found, however, is that the finished pieces seem so dark. They photograph very well and might make good prints but at this point, I don't do prints.
The thing I love about the sanded surfaces:
- you can work more quickly
- lights will go over the darks more easily
- landscapes are easier to "pull off" than on regular paper
I have moved on to a sanded support that I like much better, the pastelbord by Ampersand. What to do with all of the work done on colorfix???
Throwing caution to the wind, I have tried the pastel pencils (Carbothello by Stabilo) to rework these pieces making them "mixed media" pieces.