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These professional-quality sheets and boards from Strathmore offer true wet and dry media performance.
The surface is internally sized to accept wet media yet features a durable vellum finish for traditional drawing techniques. The boards provide stability and an ideal surface for finished artwork.
Made from 100% premium cotton fiber, Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Sheets and Boards are archival, lignin-free, and acid-free.
500 Series Mixed Media Boards
Available in a standard size as well as popular sizes for ready-made frames and mats, these boards are excellent for both fine art and illustration. Clear plastic packaging protects the boards from damage.
500 Series Mixed Media Sheets
Measuring 22" × 30", and available individually or in a convenient, resealable four-pack, these 90 lb (190 gsm) sheets are ideal for bookmaking.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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I would by this product again, definitely!
By Beth N
from Marietta, Ohio
Comments about Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Boards and Sheets:
I was very excited to discover this paper. It is a great surface for drawing with compressed charcoal as well as using it for fluid acrylics. I have gessoed lightly before painting as well as worked straight onto unprimed paper. Very economical for a multitude of uses. I have used the roll, single sheets and the boards. I love this paper.I will recommend this paper to students.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A staple for me
from Seattle, WA
These boards have the Strathmore quality to them and are a great, ready-cut surface for painting. I use gouache and ink on them and I love their sturdiness (they take water media very well, no buckling) and standard size. Just grab one out of the pack and paint. Very convenient!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Lives up to its catalog discription
from Asheville, C
all of above
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great for colored pencil
By Portrait Artist
from Atlanta, GA
This is the BEST for colored pencil. Enough tooth for many layers, but very smooth effects are possible. I have tried just about every paper out there, and this is absolutely my favorite, especially good with Faber Castell and Lyra oil based pencils. I have also used it for watercolor washes combined with colored pencil, and it performs beautifully.
(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Good price and service
from Washington DC
I've used Blick for years and they always deliver promptly and accurately...and provide high quality materials at good prices. Thanks Blick!
Excellent paper for sketchers
By Capt Elaine
from Charleston SC
I use this paper to make my own sketchbooks, this paper works great for watercolor, markers, acrylics… whatever your creative spirit moves you to use. Smooth surface is very friendly to fountain pens and brush pens alike. I love this paper.
(0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Surface is too slick
Canvas board or Art Spectrum Colourfix Multi-Media Painting Board is better if you want even a little tooth on the surface.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Canvas Board and Colourfix are unique surfaces in comparison to the Strathmore Mixed Media Boards which are more similar in tooth and appearance to Bristol boards. Great surfaces for traditional drawing techniques and wet media such as inks, markers, and watercolor.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Art Boards
from St. Cloud, MN
These boards are excellent for everything from drawing & painting with ink to painting with acrylics. They're solid & durable, but not too thick & heavy...just perfect!
(38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)
A true mixed media paper
I am quite surprised at the lack of reviews for this fine paper. Maybe it is flying under everybody's radar as it was for me until recently.Strathmore has managed to come up with a paper that does just about everything exceptionally well. I have tested too many papers to count in my search for the perfect mixed-media surface, working through many samples, whole sheets, and swatch books from every known manufacturer (Arches, Canson, Fabriano, Legion, etc.) but never finding the perfectly balanced sheet. Along the way, I found many great papers that excel in one or two areas, but this Strathmore sheet is the clear mixed-media winner, by a mile.Here's what I was looking for:-100% cotton, archival-Neutral, clean white color, but without optical brighteners-Surface like drawing paper or Bristol for fine-line drawing-Durable enough to withstand repeated erasure and reworking-Watercolor washes are even and vibrant-Pigment-based markers lay down with minimal banding-No bleeding when inking with a pen-Able to layer color pencilThat is an awful lot to ask of a single paper, and several of those demands are seemingly at odds with each other, but I am happy to report the 500 Series Mixed Media delivers. The surface finish and sizing are perfectly judged, and it is a pleasure to work on a surface that is always ready for whatever I am inspired to work with at the moment. I plan on making this my new standard paper so that I am never left wishing I had drawn something on a different surface when I decide it could use a little color.Please keep in mind that this review is only for the 500 Series paper, which is 100% cotton and probably quite different from the pulp papers in other series. My search for paper is always limited to 100% cotton as longevity and durability is important to me, and the working properties of good cotton paper can't be beat.
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