No matter your preferred medium, any artist can benefit from using high-quality cartridge paper. Whether you love the feeling of getting your hands dirty with charcoal and
Our range of coloured paper and card comes in a variety of dazzling shades to suit whatever project you’re creating. Perfect for scrapbooking, crafting and card making, cutting and collages, and mounting artwork or photos. Get crafty and creative by making use of one of our coloured paper and card packs, available in A3 and A4 sizes.
Foamboard is extremely useful and suitable for mounting and displaying a variety of artwork, like sketches, paintings and photography, as well as reinforcing artwork to be included in a portfolio. Foamboard is also widely used in crafts for a variety of purposes, as it can easily be cut to any size or shape. Our superior quality and sturdy foam board comes in a perfect 5mm thickness. Available sizes include A1, A2, A3 and A4. Shop online today.
The smooth, lightweight and thin texture of layout paper is ideal for creating illustrations of any type, including pen, marker, ink and pencil. Layout paper is also perfect for calligraphy, sketching initial ideas and rough drafts, and can also be used for tracing. Our layout pads are created from
One of the most important items for any artist, regardless of their level or experience, is a sketchbook. Whether it’s for detailed sketches, watercolours, drawing on location or drafting rough ideas for a larger project, a sketchbook is any artist’s best friend. We stock a variety of quality sketchbooks from leading brands like Winsor & Newton, Moleskine and Daler-Rowney. Browse our range of hardback, spiral bound and softcover sketchbooks, available in a variety of styles and sizes, including A4 and A5. Shop online today.
Our lightweight and transparent tracing paper and pads are perfect for creating precise copies of complex sketches, as well as designs for engineers and architects. Our Daler-Rowney Tracing Paper Pad comes in either A3 or A4
Tracing paper typically has low opacity and is semi-transparent, which means that light passes through it easily. Tracing paper is very simple to use and is often used with a light box to allow for exact sketches. When tracing with a light box, the original image or sketch is placed atop the lightbox, and then the tracing paper on top of this. The light below the image makes it much easier to see and trace using the paper. However in many cases you can place tracing paper directly over an original image and trace this way. Tracing paper can be used for any number of creative tasks, from professional sketches to crafts and artistic learning activities.
Graphite pencils are the best tools to use when working with tracing paper. You can shop our range of pencils for using with tracing paper and choose from great brands like Pentel, Faber-Castell and Staedtler.
If you are planning on working with watercolours, then you will need some quality watercolour paper to do your artwork justice. Most paper is white or cream in colour as it allows light to reflect off its surface, which gives the transparent watercolour paint a luminescent look. It’s important to choose the right paper, as it can affect the way your project turns out. Whether you are a professional or amateur, we have a range of watercolour paper and pads that are perfect for all purposes. We stock pads and sheets of watercolour paper from top brands such as Daler-Rowney and Winsor & Newton in a variety of types and sizes to suit your next project.
Is there anything more satisfying than a brand new clean pad to start drawing on? We don’t think there is. We have an extensive collection of papers and pads, meaning you’ll never be stuck for choice in finding the best materials for your needs. Not only do our products offer excellent quality, we also sell them at the best price. Our collection ranges from everything from sketchbooks and tracing paper to coloured cards and boards. Whatever your chosen medium, there’s plenty of choice at Cowling and Wilcox. Regardless of whether you’re working with pencil, marker pens, watercolour, oils or acrylics, we have the paper, boards and notebooks for you. We even have a fantastic array of foam and mount boards for all of your presentation needs, and all of our products offer a durable surface for you to work with, and with such a good price tag, tearing out a page to start again is affordable!