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The textured finish and subtle colors make this paper an ideal background for hard, soft, and oil pastels, as well as a wide variety of drawing media.
Each pad contains 24 total sheets, including 4 sheets each of 6 different colors. The paper is 80 lb (118 gsm) and acid-free. Pads are bound on the short side and feature flip over covers that make it easy to work in the pad.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not bad at all
from long island, ny
Comments about Strathmore 400 Series Pastel Paper Pads:
Tried these out on sale and they were good to use for my daily practice - not my favorite paper but a good combination of color and tooth - I would use it for my main choice however.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Quality surface for pastels for a bargain price
from Pacific Coast
I gave this 5 stars because it is excellent quality for a much lower price than many other pastel papers. Compared to really high end pastel supports such as pastel board, it's more like 4 stars, but those are absurdly expensive.This paper has a lovely, natural, moderate texture. Enough tooth to take multiple layers of pastel if it is not applied super-heavy. It is sturdy and can take blending and wiping off of pastel numerous times. It takes hard pastels, soft pastels, and pastel pencils. It comes in several lovely shades, but I would prefer to be able to buy individual sheets of the colors I use the most, as well as to buy very large sheets.For the outstanding performance and very reasonable price of this paper, it is an excellent choice.I will try to attach an example in which I used all three of these pastel types on this paper.
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Using pastel pencil, Blick hard and soft pastels
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Good thick paper
By Portraits by Lauren
Average paper. Great size.
I am new to this paper and have to use it more .
from Chicopee MA
I have used full sheets by another distributor but I needed a certain size so I purchased this pad. It is OK. A little rough but I did work out what was needed. I would like it to be a little smoother.
Not just for pastels- Great for colored pencil too
By Vibrant Art
from Hudson Valley, New York
I use this paper for colored pencil work. It has a good tooth, which allows me to apply multiple layers of color and to blend. The range of colors is just right, neither too dark nor too light. And having the pages in a pad gives you portability.
By Art Cat
Like the Strathmore 500 better, not sure if it come in pastel paper. This 400 is great and the price is right though. Wish they would make just white pastel paper in these pad sizes. The Mi Tientes has more tooth than this one imo.
Very good quality
from Casper, WY
Just returning to pastel work, this paper looks and feels like exactly what I need to begin again.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent pastel paper
from Oceanside, CA
The pastel pad is a great value!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great paper to work on
By Tammie Painter
I bought this paper along with a pad of Canson pastel paper to experiment with pastels. I'm a beginner with pastels, so don't take this as an expert opinion, but I enjoy wokring on the Strathmore paper better than the Canson. The paper has a great feel to it, almost linen-like and it seems to hold several layers of pastel. I also love the different colors in the pad - their subtle, but still provide a nice compliment to the painting. So far, I have no complaints.
Love Strathmore's Pastel Paper!
By Sugar Rain Studio
This pastel paper has a beautiful texture and weight to it. I also love the various colors included in the pad.
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