Watercolor your world! Watercolor supplies at Prescott’s Art Store

Watercolor is the perfect sketching and travel media, plus it makes amazingly beautiful finished work.

Watercolor materials are our featured supply this week! Get your watercolor supplies at Prescott’s Art Store!

Fluid watercolor sheets and blocks by Global Art are 25% off during April!

watercolor supplies at Prescott's art store

Fluid watercolor paper

High Quality at an Affordable Price. Fluid Watercolor Paper is crafted in Global Art’s European mill which produced its first paper stock in 1618. Their mill masters craft small batches at slow speeds allowing for finer control of quality. This slow approach produces a sheet of great strength that shares much of the working integrity of more expensive mould-made papers.

Selection That’s a First for Watercolorists. Squares, landscapes, panoramas – never before has there been so much to choose from for watercolor painters. 16 unique blocks offer convenience and inspire new directions in creativity.

EASY-BLOCK – 15 Sheets Glued on Two Edges. Paint directly on the top sheet in the block. The glue along the two long edges will hold the sheet flat as you paint. When your painting is dry, slide a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet. Release the glue along one edge and pull your painting free.

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Professional Review of Fluid 100 paper!

 by Becca Hilburn at Nattosoup.blogspot.com
For the past few years, I’ve used Fluid’s Easy Watercolor Blocks for my convention style mini watercolors.  These blocks are affordable, easy to find, and easy to work with  but are cellulose based, so you can imagine how excited and curious I was when I saw that Fluid has introduced a new cotton rag paper to their lineup.  Fluid 100 is available in the same convenient blocks (no stretching, no buckling!), in many of the same sizes of Fluid EZ blocks.  And me being who I am, privately buying a block and testing it on the low down was not an option- I had to share my thoughts with you guys.
This post is part of my ongoing Watercolor Basics series.  You can find more posts, including tutorials, here.
Fluid 100 Vs Fluid Easy Blocks
Fluid Easy Blocks
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 Available in blocks
  • Available in a wide variety of sizes from 4×6 on up
  • Gum bound on two sides
  • Cellulose (woodpulp) based
  • Not available in sheets
  • Decent for alcohol markers
  • Alright for light watercolors- light washes, minimal layers
  • Available in hotpress and cold press
Fluid 100
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  • Available in blocks
  • Available in a wide variety of sizes from 4×6 on up
  • Gum bound on two sides
  • 100% cotton
  • Fairly inexpensive for cotton-based watercolor paper
  • also available in sheets
  • Not recommended for watercolor markers
  • Good for more detailed watercolors, can handle heavy washes, glazing
  • Available in 140lb or 300lb
  • Available in hotpress or cold press
The Field Test

The Fluid 100 block is gummed on all four sides, with a small opening for your palette (or X-Acto) knife.  This is much more secure than the regular Fluid watercolor pads, which are only gummed on two sides, and the paper is prone to coming loose under heavy water saturation.

Before painting, I penciled and inked this illustration.  This was inked with a Sailor Mitsuo Aida brushpen.

The Fluid 100 watercolor paper is cotton rag, and handles washes quite well.

Colors are very vibrant on this cotton rag paper, and the Fluid 100 paper can handle multiple layers of watercolor without pigments sloughing off.
Field test from Fluid 100 review

The Verdict


Fluid 100 watercolor paper is an excellent, affordable cotton rag paper that’s available in convenient blocks.  I highly recommend this paper, especially for artists who are ready to move on from student grade papers, but cannot afford more expensive papers like Arches.

Neptune and Velvetouch brushes are 25% off for April!

Velvetouch brushes are unique short handled brushes for water medial. The wide variety of shapes and sizes bring versatility and expression to your paintings! These thirsty brushes feel great in the hand, with a unique coating on the handle that feels like velvet 🙂

Neptune are the creme de la creme of watercolor brushes. They rival natural squirrel without harming any animals! These beautiful brushes have natural wood and sea glass handles. They deliver a juicy stroke and have superb snap and handling. Get one, and you’ll need to get at least one more if not all of these fantastic brushes for your water media toolkit!

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Spring is the time to rejuvenate your brush collection. You deserve the best brushes and Princeton brushes deliver quality at an affordable price!

Gold Watercolor Ground from Daniel Smith

Gold watercolor ground is a shimmering golden gesso that accepts watercolor paint. Have you wanted to paint watercolor on any surface but didn’t know how? Well our gold watercolor ground makes it possible. It adds a subtle luminosity to your work, too. We also have white watercolor ground by Golden paints, that can be used in the same way. Apply a watercolor ground to any surface to make it accept your watercolor paint!

Water Color Event

We have an extensive range of Daniel Smith Extra FineWatercolor paints… And we’ll soon have many more colors to choose from!

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Print the above coupon to save on any full price item!

We hope you have fun with your new watercolor supplies! Come by the Art Store at 537 6th Street in Prescott to see all of our watercolor supplies, including Daniel Smith paints, sable and synthetic brushes, Arches paper, Fluid paper, in sheets, pads and blocks; Graham watercolors, masking fluids and much, much more. Get your watercolor supplies at Prescott’s Art Store!

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