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Strathmore 300 Series Tapebound Watercolor Pads contain the same heavyweight sheets found in Series 300 spiral-bound pads, but with the benefit of easier removal.
Available in a variety of popular sizes, the pads are tapebound on the short side and contain 12 sheets of acid-free, 140 lb (300 gsm) paper with a cold press surface to accept a wide range of watercolor techniques.
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Strathmore Artist Papers has been manufacturing watercolor papers for more than 70 years. Boasting one of the broadest ranges of watercolor papers of any manufacturer, artists are sure to find a paper that is suited to their level of expertise and technique within the Strathmore product range.
All Strathmore watercolor papers are made with watercolor felts, giving each paper a traditional watercolor paper look and feel. All are acid-free to ensure longevity, and made using natural and synthetic sizing, in keeping with Strathmore’s strong environmental stance.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
excellent for inspiring kids
Comments about Strathmore 300 Series Tape Bound Watercolor Pads:
i use this for an afterschool enrichment program for 7-12yr and this paper is a joy to paint with. it takes the colors and keeps its brilliance, rewards their brushwork, and the stiffness is great for projects such as cards, fans, ornaments, etc.
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I will continue to use this paper for all of mt watercolors
from Grants Pass Oregon
I use this paper for all of my paintings.Frank
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Great Quality At A Great Price
from Midsouth, USA
This is a great every day watercolor paper for all artists.Strathmore papers are my favorite surface to work on.
Great quality, excellent product
from South Carolina
Stands up great to various medias
Excellent student grade paper
By Dot The Artist
from San Francisco, CA
This paper is a good starter paper for anybody interested in watercolor. It's more student grade than professional quality, which is why it's less expensive. This is good for beginners or people wishing to practice techniques on less expensive paper before doing a final piece on expensive paper.The size of the paper is nice as well, you can cut it down to smaller pieces and make much more use out of it.Strathmore also claims to have a strong environmental stance which I can get behind. All in all, this is an inexpensive watercolor paper that performs very well. I've bought this product many times and I will continue to in the future!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
good good good
Strong, Durable, Luscious Watercolor Paper
By Kindergarten Teacher
from Arcata, Ca
This paper works exceptionally well with children. It is very thick and absorbent If the artist is using pencil, it holds up to gentle erasing. Due to its heavy weight, it does not tear easily with small hands for collage work.
Good quality watercolor paper.
from Bend, OR
140lb watercolor paper is a good weight for a variety of techiques.
This paper is purchase-worthy for the cheap price. The quality is okay but requires some extra cares:1. This paper isn't very tolerable to large amount of water. My techniques are leaning to illustrating more than painting and I barely have big washes on my works, but I do notice that a little bit more water make the paper swells easily. When the paper dries, it returns to normal perfectly but drying takes not a small amount of time.2. It's kinda tricky to wet the paper properly. Like I said above, a lot of water can swell the paper. The opposite problem is I try to wet the paper, use tissue to take off some water, the paper will hold no water back.Generally this watercolor paper is good enough, not something excellent but still at least manageable, especially for the price. I will only use this for smaller-sized, illustrative pieces though.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
SUPERB WATERCOLOUR PAPER WORKS GREAT IN MY INKJET PRINTER!
from Crestline, CA
This Strathmore 300-series heavyweight cold-press textured watercolour paper was not intended for, nor advertised for use in ink-jet printers, but I very successfully use them to print my digital art in a large-format Epson, with my art techniques, they come out looking pretty much like original watercolours. They feed through nicely, accept inks without too much absorption of chroma and my tests show the images have lasted many years with no apparent loss of color. My only wish is that the paper would come in 17 1/2" x 24" so I wouldn't have to trim the 18" width to fit my printer ; )... but that's just a minor thing.
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Selecting a paper is one of the most important decisions an artist will make that will influence the outcome of their work. Strathmore Artist Papers are known for their quality, consistency and performance and come in a vast array of styles in a range of good, better, best, and premium quality. There is a paper for every level of artist and for every artist's needs.
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