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Strathmore's Hardbound Art Journal offer artists more choices in a hardbound format, such as 500 Series mixed media paper, Smyth-sewn binding that allows the books to lay flat when open, and a lightly textured, matte, chocolate brown cover.
Available in three sizes, these journals hold multiple sheets of 90 lb (190 gsm), acid-free, 500 series mixed media paper. Excellent for watercolors, gouache, acrylics, graphite, pen-and-ink, colored pencils, markers, pastels, and collage. This professional quality paper is internally sized for wet media with a durable vellum finish for drawing techniques. 100% cotton fiber is lignin free and archival.
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Great Art Journal
Comments about Strathmore Hardbound 500 Series Mixed Media Art Journal:
I'm really loving my new art journal. The paper is thick and holds up to water media, markers etc. Would highly recommend!
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The pages typically don't bleed through to the other side, so little paper is wasted
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite hardbound journal
from Madison, Wi
I recently bought the 11 x 14 inch hardbound journal and it is a joy to use! Pages stay perfectly flat when working on it. I like to do big 2 page spreads so this is important. The 500 series paper for Mixed Media is the BEST 90lb paper I have ever used for watermedia. I use mostly watercolor and gouache along with fountain and brush pens with various inks. The only bleed through I have ever had was with solvent based markers. I have used most of the other brands that claim their paper is for watermedia and none of them stand up to water the way this paper does; they all pill and warp alot but this paper stays reasonably flat. I esp love the way they designed the hardbound journals so that both sides of a two page spread have the same paper surface (one side of this paper is smoother than the other). Blick's price is reasonable for such a high quality journal.
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Plein air gouache on 2 page spread.
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from Tampa FL
I do mixed media and work with watercolors as well and I love the way the paper holds up even to lots of water. Very little undulation and no pilling... I prefer the hardbound journal to the soft but they are both excellent.
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Great mixed media journal
By Mary T.
from NN VA
Takes inks and watercolors extremely well. No bleed through.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from New England
This is the paper recommended for an online course I am taking for doing permanent pen lettering in combination with water color and water soluble markers. These items don't bleed through and we can use both sides. Fabulous.I haven't used other brands so I can't compare.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A Fine-Art Journal
By Via Von
from Chicago, IL
I've been art journaling for several years now but a recent art lettering course requested we purchase this journal for the years assignments.I'm thrilled with the strong, sewn binding and it's ability to open as widely as needed for each page's full access, front and back. As well,we are tossing a variety of painting mediums (including watercolour) and it's retaining its sturdy paper with no bleed-thru. We are not, however, using alcohol markers (like Spectrum Noir or Copics) as those would bleed through.For me, this journal has taken me from the mind set of "just an art journal" to a "fine art journal" - love it!
The best journal for mixed media !
great for dry or wet applications - very nice
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again.
from Sandy, UT
I used various media on the pages - gesso, very wet acrylic paint, Gelatos, and modeling paste and the pages did not buckle or bleed through. Excellent product!
Perfect Art Journal
from Wenatchee, WA.
I have been using this for my art journals. It holds paint, mixed media, watercolor, and marker. It lays open very nicely, and the cover has a nice stable feel to it.
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