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Ideal for prolific artists who create smaller-sized paintings and sell them online and at art fairs, these precision-cut watercolor sheets were created to fit the most popular sizes of ready-made frames and mats.
The Ready Cut line features Strathmore’s 500 Series premium watercolor paper that has been pre-cut into standard-size sheets. This 100% cotton paper is archival, lignin-free, acid-free, and available in cold press and hot press finishes.
140 lb (300 gsm) weight.
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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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from Buffalo, NY
Comments about Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheets:
I am very happy with this paper. It can take a great deal of water without warping or curling. The colors turn out vibrant and beautiful even when using cheap paint. I also find it so convenient that the paper is pre-cut and ready to use. The price is fantastic too!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Hot Press was rough
There are standards one expects when purchasing watercolor paper -- and I was expecting a smoother surface for the hot press paper when I purchased the sheets that were labeled as such. What I got instead were sheets that had a textured, rougher surface that would be more akin to cold press paper. So be forewarned -- these ready-cut watercolor hot press sheets are textured and not smooth at all.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. It's true that the surface characteristics of watercolor papers will vary by manufacturer, and we're sorry to hear that the Strathmore doesn't have the smoothness you were looking for. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out to see how we can help.
This is good paper.
from Fruita Colorado
I often use this paper when doing demos at festivals and art shows. It is easy to carry and being pre-cut is very convenient.
Loved the paper quality
Great quality for the price. I liked the individual Sheets
Calling all rubber stamps to this great product!
By Love Being Creative!
I just recently discovered these HOT PRESSED watercolor sheets and they are absolutely stunning when used with the rubber stamping/watercolor technique. No more blurred lines, very crisp images and the watercolors are beautiful on this smooth paper. I first order one package of this Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheets to try them out and found them to be exactly what I have always been looking for so I immediately placed another order for four more packages. I love working with the smaller size sheets. Blick's price was far lower than any other place that I looked at, plus the others only seemed to carry the large size pads only. I have not found anything negative with this hot pressed ready cut watercolor sheets.
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By Art pro
I loved the price and the fact that the paper is precut. But when I went to paint on it I realized that the paint wasn't drying fast enough for layering and I had to be using a hair dryer. It's like the colors were just sitting on top of the paper. They weren't sinking in. I realized that maybe there was too much sizing so I washed a sheet off under the faucet and let it dry. It solved the problem beautifully. The paper is great and the price is nice, just be aware you may have to wash the sizing off if it's too much for you.
By Brannan Lawson
from Central Florida
This hot press watercolor paper was smooth and easy to paint on. I wish it came in more per package but with the solid value, I was able to purchase two packs.
Great Size for Card Making
By Happy in Texas
from Houston, TX
I purchased both the hot and cold press paper. I love the smoothness on one side so I can stamp a good image. I use this paper mainly to add watercolor techniques to my greeting cards. Just the right amount of thickness.
Sturdy and Smooth
By T Rica
from Fremont, CA
I got tired cutting my paper to smaller pieces so these pre-cut watercolor paper saves me a lot of time, and it looks more professional too. Great for gouache and making tiny art for friends and family.
Can't beat pre-cut watercolor sheets
By Karen the doodler
I've started working on a watercolor from my photos. This paper is great it doesn't curl or bleed. I'm not the best at cutting paper for a painting. So this will do nicely for me. The price is very low for good quality paper.
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