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Strathmore Aquarius II Watercolor Paper is made with an innovative combination of cotton and synthetic fibers that work beautifully with all watercolor techniques. This lightweight 80 lb (170 gsm) sheet was created to reduce the buckling and swelling found in other sheets of the same weight.
Cold Press surface. Acid-free.
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.
22" × 30"
559 mm × 762 mm
® Strathmore is a registered trademark.
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)
from Charlotte, NC
Comments about Strathmore Aquarius II Watercolor Paper:
I use this for water media and it dries flat. It is thin and tough. Sometimes I use a medium on top because it will absorb paint quickly. I use it in the printer; the only watercolor paper I have discovered that is thin enough for a home printer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great watercolor paper
The paper is good for art in the field since it is lightweight and doe not buckle
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Ah, it works
An Urban Sketcher's (Marc Holmes)blog showed how to fold this paper in particular, not only for being able to fold it a number of times but also for its qualities as a WC paper, to make a sketchbook that ends up having quite a few pages for smaller WC sketches. It works, nice little, fast sketchbook to stick in a pocket.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Gorgeous "non-stiff" watercolor paper
The only watercolor paper that I LOVE! I use Aquarius for washes of watercolor that very translucent and watery, then I continue with detailed brushwork. When wet, this paper becomes quite pliable-however, it is very strong and durable. When this paper has dried again, it lays perfectly flat with no buckling at all!!!!!!! Strathmore has produced a very unique, high quality product with Aquarius, and now I'm wanting to use it for all my work that involves mixed media, such as ink, collage, and Neocolor II crayons that I wet with a brush after application. The only thing I can think of that would be "not so great": my local Blick store does not carry it, and it is only available in 22*30 sheets--no pads.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Two thumbs up!
By Tee Love
from San Jose, CA
I LOVE the effects this paper provides. I use W/C pencils, markers, color pencil; all with great results. It's fun to work with and you cannot beat the price. Highly recommended for beginners and pros alike.
Fast delivery and good product
from Indianapolis, IN
This is great lightweight watercolor paper. It only buckles when you do very wet washes and even then it will straighten out when dry. This is a good deal and Blick always sends an extra sheet when I order.
By Whimsical Watercolorist
from Surprise AZ
I love this blend of watercolor paper, I can use with any water media. It holds up to a lot of abuse, and does not buckle. Great for lots of projects that need plenty of water.I have been making journals with this, that I can test out ideas and elements of Water Media.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Unusual but lovely
By Kooky Makes
from Sydney, Australia
Despite having a strange feel to it this paper performs really well with all kinds of media. I use it in my hand made repurposed journals and love the fact it responds well to anything I smoosh all over it.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great for journals!
from Arkansas Ozarks
I use this paper for making journals--I love that it can take anything I throw at it--watercolor, pen/ink, acrylic--and performs terrifically! It also folds and sews well, too.Another benefit is that because it's a 90 lb paper, I can fit more pages into a book than I can with most watercolor paper, and the price means that I can afford to experiment.
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Journals made wtih Strathmore Aquarius II
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
100% cotton, not synthetic blend
from Atlanta GA
The original package on this paper says 100% cotton and it does behave like one - it buckles. It is not synthetic blend as description on this site says. I worked with Aquarius (blend version) some years ago and liked it very much for handling heavy washes. That paper came in a spiral pad.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize, it sounds as though you have received the wrong product. We have verified with Strathmore that the Strathmore Aquarius II Watercolor Paper is still a blend of synthetic and cotton, and when samples of the paper were tested by their technicians, it performed as expected. Customers who receive incorrect items should contact our Customer Care Center via email or by calling (800) 723-2787 and we will work with you to rectify the situation.
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