Suede Mat Board
(Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada)
Suede Mat board is a wonderful surface for soft pastels. It absorbs so much color and is excellent if you are using many layers of color. It can be easily brushed off with an oil paint brush if need be. Use only archival good quality mat board. Sheets come in 32 x 40 which will give you four 16 x 20 sheets. Try it and you will find it hard to go back to paper!