I'm just getting started with an airbrush and I plan to spend some time practicing basic techniques (dots, straight lines, curves, etc.) using cheap acrylic paints which I will dilute down to airbrush paint consistency.
I eventually plan to use my (yet to be developed) airbrush skills on smooth non-porous surfaces like metal and hard plastic. At that time, I will move up to real airbrush paints, but I hope to have developed comfortable control of the brush before then.
Question: What cheap paper types are appropriate for beginner-level airbrush practice?
I'm assuming that "low-absorption" and "extremely smooth" are traits which I should be looking for, but beyond that, I don't have a clue.
Also, if there are non-paper mediums that would serve better, (I am currently using those red-plastic disposable plates)... please let me know.