Hello I was just wondering what paper people use for soft pastel works. Normal, toothy paper seems pretty limited in what it can hold for layers.
I saw there are sanded papers you can buy, but they seem pretty pricey. So I looked up some recipes to make your own, but I can't imagine that it is a lot cheaper. It seemed to involve mixing gesso with pumice or marble powder and sponging that on your paper. But I can't think of many papers that wouldn't buckle with that treatment. Would canvas work as a surface for it? Or maybe masonite would be cheaper.
I'm really not sure how to proceed so I would love some advice. Thank you for looking