It's been forever...

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It's been forever...

Postby Acorn Man » January 4th, 2017, 6:55 am

It's been multiple years since I've visited this site, or even picked up a piece of paper. I was going to try to get back into the hobby, and had a quick question about paper (because I remember almost nothing). I remember that there was this crazy thick paper that some people really like, but can't remember the name of it. It had water or something in the name. Does anyone know what this is called? Thank you!
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Re: It's been forever...

Postby Kabuntan » January 4th, 2017, 8:29 am

A "crazy thick paper" makes me think of elephant hide, but there is no water in the name...
However, it is very well suited for wet-folding, so that's perhaps where your water memory comes from?
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Re: It's been forever...

Postby origami_8 » January 4th, 2017, 9:12 am

That's funny when I read the first post I basically wanted to answer the same as Kabuntan.
So yes I agree with the Elephant hide. And just if you wonder, a few years ago they drastically reduced the colour palette to just a few earth tones taking out the brilliant blue, red, green and yellow.
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Re: It's been forever...

Postby chesscuber98 » January 4th, 2017, 3:34 pm

It could also be watercolour paper. It was the first thing that came to mind when I heard 'crazy thick'.
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Re: It's been forever...

Postby Merlyngami » January 5th, 2017, 8:46 am

Yeah probably canson watercolor paper, it and elephant hide are two of the more common wetfolding papers.
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