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Strathmore Visual Journals feature high-performing papers, heavy-duty covers, and a durable wire binding that help artists reflect, explore, create, and mix it up!
Designed to meet the intense demands of the artist's creative process, Visual Journals feature heavy-duty covers with spiral wire binding that is thicker and stronger than traditional bindings. The journals lie completely flat for ease of use.
The smooth surface on this paper is excellent for traditional and specialty pen and ink techniques, marker, and collage. Each journal contains 28 sheets 100 lb (260 gsm), acid-free paper.
The vellum finish on this paper is great for any dry media, including pencil, charcoal, and pastel. It also works well with pen and ink, marker, and collage techniques. Each journal contains 24 sheets of 100 lb (260 gsm), acid-free paper.
This heavyweight drawing paper is excellent for pencil, colored pencil, and charcoal. It can also be used with pastels, markers, pen and ink, and for light mixed media and collage techniques. Each journal contains 42 sheets of 100 lb (163 gsm), acid-free drawing paper.
This medium-weight paper is great for wet and dry media, including watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, marker, and collage. Each journal contains 34 sheets of 90 lb (190 gsm), acid-free paper.
Watercolor, 140 lb
This heavyweight, 140 lb (300 gsm), acid-free paper is excellent for watercolor and collage, as well as acrylic, pen and ink, pencil, and marker. 22 sheets.
Watercolor, 90 lb
This medium-weight paper is great for watercolor, acrylic, and collage. It also works well with pen and ink, pencil, and marker. Each journal contains 34 sheets of 90 lb (190 gsm), acid-free paper.
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from Grafton MA
Comments about Strathmore Visual Journals:
Bought it for more sketching on the go. The paper is better then I thought it would be! Smooth is definetly what I needed
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Blick is by far a best place to buy.
This journal has good paper,somerhing I am finickyabout...and it fits so nicely in my pouch... Super!
I have the small mixed media version, and it is easily one of the best spontaneous purchases I have made. The 90lb paper holds up surprisingly well, with little buckle even with full page washes. It feels like a heavier sheet. So far I've used it with watercolor, acrylic, ink, and gouache, and it's worked fantastically for each. The paper has a little tooth, especially on the front side of each page, which I really like for giving just a touch of texture and allowing for layering of media. The back side is a little smoother, which is great for different uses - I use both sides equally. The paper is 100% opaque, so even if I paint the front side black, the back side looks good as new (unless you use markers, but that's to be expected)The hard cover is fantastic, I can use this little book balanced on my knee or held above my head, and it keeps the sheets well protected. Seriously, get this book. I nearly swore off mixed media paper after trying the abominable Canson XL mixed media sheet, which was possibly the worst spontaneous purchase I have ever made. Don't even look at that festering horror, get this one instead!
Just filled one! loved it!
By Robert Sloan
from Russellville, Arkansas
When I say "Best in its category" I mean "modestly priced journals. I bought the 140lb Watercolor one and found it wonderful for everything I did to it. the sturdy cover stood up to six years of banging around and I was able to use Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground to add a painting on the front cover without trouble watercolor ground will adhere to it. The pages are sturdy and thick enough that even the heaviest washes didn't go through and the pages didn't cockle.Texture is a bit coarse for Cold Press watercolor paper, allowing broken color and dry brush techniques but not so deep that it prevented pen-watercolor details. Overall a fantastic buy. Stillman & Birn Beta and Delta books are better but in its price range this rocks.Also liked the sturdy wire binding, it did not uncoil like some other wire binding sketchbooks and pads. So if you're not in the high priced range, get one of these. Quality and good design.
Images shared by Robert Sloan
Hyacinth in watercolor pencil shows paper texture
Tags: Flower Hyacinth Pencil, Made with Product
Pen drawings of goat and cat
Tags: Cat Goat Pen Drawing, Made with Product
Best Multimedia paper!
from Madison, Wi
I use these journal with Mixed Media paper for most of my sketching and watercolor and gouache work. It is the BEST 90lb paper I have ever used for water media. It will hold up to lots of water and the paper never pills like all the other 90lb papers I have tried. There is no bleed through for waterbased markers and pens. Solvent based ones will bleed through. I often use a brush pen with waterproof very black ink and again no bleed through at all so you can work both sides of the page. The journals are very study and hold up out in the field. The covers are sturdy also but I prefer to customize mine by applying gesso on both sides of each cover x 2 or 3 and then paint with acrylic paint. For best results lightly sand the covers before applying the gesso and lightly sand between each layer. There is no downside to this paper but I would like to see it come in a landscape format rather than just the portrait formats it comes in now. The price is very reasonable for such great paper.
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Basic sketchbook, great product. I thought it would be half journal half sketch so you could write under the picture, it's not. Its just a basic sketchbook.nothing bad to say about it :)
Lovely art journal
By Lucy Lu
I have been looking at this art journal for a while so when I was able to take advantage of a sale I got 2 of the 9 x 12 with the watercolor cold press 140lb, so now I can use watercolor and/or my fluid or open acrylics on these pages and play.
from Seymour, IN
Always pleased with Blick :) The order came in a timely manner. Product was as I ordered and I appreciate the value.
Strathmore Super Products
I use a variety of Strathmore artist pads....they are always exactly right for the intended purpose. The watercolor papers are first rate....the mixed media pads are superb for multiple media. I use these for journaling, fine art work, and on many crafting projects. You never go wrong with Strathmore.
By Beach walker
from Ocean view, Delaware
Just love these. Been using them in my art journals. Great to carry on vacation.
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