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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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My Students and I LOVE these Visual Journals!
By HS Art Teacher
from St. Louis, MO
Comments about Strathmore Visual Journals:
My students can hardly wait, as traditionally twice a year, I give my students the opportunity to purchase a higher quality sketchbook, the Strathmore Visual Journals. My high school art students that enjoy journaling and/or sketching are usually those who purchase. Once they order comes in, my students have their sketchbooks all day, everyday. The size is perfect, because the books fit nicely in their book bags and handbags. The students are thrilled with the quality of the paper. I order the 90 lb. and 140 lb. watercolor paper. It is perfect for painting, drawing, and writing in as the texture adds character to the works and is durable enough to paint on. The spiral binding is fantastic for allowing students to separate one individual page to paint on without disturbing other pages in the book.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best Watercolor Sketchbook Out there.....
By Love My Watercolors
from san francisco
Love this book, buy it in bulk each time....just wish they made a bigger version ......one to match precut matt's....
Great for Art Journaling!
from Bay Area, CA
Good size. Great quality paper, sturdy for all types of medium.
from Southern california
I am excited to use this journal. It is the first time using this product as an art journal. I love the paper for watercolors, and pasting on it. I use a lot of different glues and papers, as I collage
great product , great service
from San Francisco
Excellent quality paper, can be used on both sides. A true multimedia journal that makes for a terrific sketchbook.
Amazing paper quality for inking
By Emilee the Great
from Shrewsbury, MA
This sketchbook has some of the highest quality paper I have ever found in a wire bound format! It works really well with ink and inking pens, but the paper is very smooth so be careful not to smudge! Great sketchbook!
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Very nice journal
from Apache Junction, AZ
This is a very nice journal. I will be using it to catalog my pencils and pens.
"I would buy this product again and again"
By SL Brown
from Land of Enchantment
The drawing paper's surfaces are both quite nice, as one would expect from Strathmore, but I do not care for the paper measurement including the part punched for the rings, whoch makes the useable part undersized. The paper is not very white (poor brightness), so colored pencil colors look dull and a bit muddy on it. The mixed media paper is actually the best I have found for that description, but still won't take much of a wash, and though it is very slightly whiter than the drawing paper, it is still not bright enough for my tastes. As a result, these books seem a bit overpriced for my needs (a go everywhere sketchbook for ink, watercolor washes and colored pencil). I suspect a lot of the price is the two hard covers, which truly are the best out there and stand up to being carried everywhere, but a single hard cover, true size, and better brightness would have suited me better. I loved the pocket-sized 3-1/2 x 5" sketchbooks and was so very sad that Strathmore chose to discontinue that size. So ... mixed feelings.
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EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED!
from Bend OR
These visual journals are used in a journaling/collage/art group and recreated into sacred wisdom journals for Wise Women using mixed media techniques. The paper quality is perfect for water color, acrylics, collage, etc. They are mixed media journals with hard covers that hold up fantastically. A good buy for participants when purchased in quantity.
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