What is Cotton Paper?:
Cotton paper is made from cotton fibers. It is often made with fibers from recycled clothing and it is sometimes referred to as rag paper which reflects this fact. Cotton paper is strong and durable and is used to make banknotes. One feature of cotton paper is that it has a low acid content or is acid free (however it is worth testing or checking with the supplier before using it in a archival project). The smooth surface with a high level of absorbency makes cotton paper a superior surface to stamp on and it works well with many types of coloring media.
Buying Cotton Paper:
Cotton paper can be purchased from stationery suppliers as well as arts and crafts stores. It is available in a variety of sizes and weights. Cotton paper can also be mixed with other fibers, such as silk.
Using Cotton Paper:
Cotton paper has a smooth and absorbent surface. It is a superior paper and ideal for special rubber stamping projects. The paper is more expensive than some other forms of paper and therefore adding smaller pieces of paper to a project as an accent or feature could be a good compromise. Cotton paper can be printed on and is ideal for digital stamping and crafting projects.