Have you tried hot press watercolor paper? We offer this line of precut, 100% cotton watercolor paper as an affordable way to explore this less common paper finish. Ideal for art intended for gifting, display, or sale.
From the manufacturer:
Ready Cut Watercolor features our 500 Series 100% cotton watercolor paper. It is archival, lignin free and acid free. The paper provides excellent surface strength, water hold-out, and color lifting and blending properties. It is excellent for watercolor, gouache, acrylic, mixed media and collage. Made in the U.S.A. 140 lb. (300 g/m2)