Strathmore Artist Papers

Paper is our art form & we celebrate artists. We've kept the tradition of creating beautiful fine art papers alive for over 125 years. #strathmoreart

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EXCITING NEWS! We are thrilled to welcome Princeton Artist Brush Co. to the Strathmore family, where beautiful fine art brushes meet high quality paper.

Princeton is joining Strathmore under the same parent company, Pacon Corporation. Pacon provides a wide range of education aids, paper products, and art and craft materials to teachers, students, parents and artists. Strathmore became part of the Pacon family in 2006.

Princeton will remain in New Jersey under the oversight of its founder, Howard Kaufman. The company representatives, marketing and technical experts, and warehouse will all remain with Princeton.
Through this partnership, you'll get all the same lines of brushes and papers that you've come to know and love from both Strathmore and Princeton. We're excited about what lies ahead and how we can continue to innovate together.

Learn more about our new partnership in our website 🎨 LINK IN BIO 🎨

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Artwork by @kathryns_creationco -Materials-
•Strathmore 8x10 Ready Cut Watercolor, cold press,
@royaltalens Ecoline pastel violet, blue violet, Prussian Blue, & Gansai Tambi white watercolor. -
• Dr Ph Martin’s Bleed proof white for the stars ✨@sakuraofamerica Micron Pens size 01 & 03 -#strathmore #strathmoreart #strathmorepaper #art #artist #artwork #watercolor #watercolour #painting #watercolorart #paint #watercolourart #watercolorpainting #penandink #ink #micron #galaxy @galaxyart #watercolorgalaxy #purplegalaxy #galaxypainting #galaxiesgalore

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@yfl.art created this awesome journal page in our 140lb. Watercolor Visual Journal.
She used watercolor, gold ink, micron pens, white gelly roll pens, painters tape and washi tape.
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ART FACT: There is a top and bottom side to most fine art papers. The top side, known as the felt side, is typically most desirable for your artwork.The back side is called the wire side.

The felt side finish of a textured paper is traditionally produced by a Dandy Roll, which is a wire cylinder that imparts a pattern onto the surface, or by a Marking Felt which resembles a woven, felt blanket that presses against the wet paper pulp. The dandy roll and felt, which vary by paper type, are what gives paper its distinct texture. For example, the felt used on drawing paper has a fine, slight texture. Felts used on cold press watercolor papers have a coarse, heavily textured pattern.
The wire side is named after a mesh screen at the beginning of the Fourdrinier that the wet pulp travels along. Water drains through the wire mesh and helps form the wet paper pulp into paper. During this process, the paper “picks up” some of the wire pattern.

The surface finish and working properties such as surface strength and absorbency are engineered into the felt side of the paper. That’s not to say that the back (or wire side) of all papers will not perform well. Many artists use the back sides of paper, for example, when working in sketchbooks. But for many types of paper, the top-to-back-side differences may be more obvious and the artist will prefer to work on the felt side.

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ANNOUNCING OUR FREE 2018 ONLINE WORKSHOPS!
Our workshops will be returning again this March! Join us in our virtual classroom for free video lessons and downloadable instructions created by three awesome and experienced artists! ● link in bio ● https://www.strathmoreartist.com/artist-studio/

Here’s what we have planned:

Workshop 1: Realistic Watercolor for Beginners
Instructor: Kelly Eddington
Start Date: March 5, 2018

Workshop 2: Colored Pencil with Mixed Media
Instructor: Sarah Becktel
Start Date: May 7, 2018

Workshop 3: Finding the Focus in your Painting
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Start Date: September 4, 2018

Follow along as these fantastic instructors guide you through various topics and demonstrate useful tips, techniques, ideas, and inspirations to get you creating and learning even more about art.

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Happy 2018!
New Year’s Resolution: draw every day, even if it’s just a quick sketch.
What are your art goals for 2018?

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#HappyNewYear #2018 #NewYearsResolution

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ART FACT:
Drawing and painting papers need to have excellent surface strength. It is part of what distinguishes fine art papers from other papers. For drawing surfaces, the sheet needs to have enough strength so the paper fibers do not break down during erasing, layering, blending, etc.
Many artists also tape sheets to a board while working so they have a solid, rigid surface to work on. Others may tape around the edges of the sheet when painting to leave a white border for a particular aesthetic. It's important that when the tape is removed, the sheet stays intact and doesn't tear.

There is a simple test that you can use to compare the surface strength of papers, the “tape pick test.” You will need standard household transparent tape such as Scotch Magic Transparent tape and a dark paper or surface.

1. Apply two 6-inch strips of tape on the front side of the paper surface, one in a vertical direction and one in a horizontal direction on the page. Fold over the last ½" of the tape, creating a tab for removing the tape.

2. Rub the tape several times using a fair amount of pressure on the entire area.

3. Outline the tape area with a pencil or pen (but avoid marking the tape since that will produce extra pressure in the “test area”). 4. Allow the tape to sit for 5 minutes.

5. Hold the paper flat against a table and remove the tape slowly by peeling the tab back parallel to the surface.

6. Place the tape on a dark paper or surface. Examine it to see if fibers lifted onto the tape. Examine the area you outlined on the sheet looking for surface damage.

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Countdown to Christmas! 2 days to go…
Artwork by @sisondesigns

Watercolor and Coliro Finetec on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper
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Our hardbound and softcover art journals come in a range of paper types that allow you to select which book best suits your needs as an artist. Both styles are made with durable smyth-sewn binding that allows books to pen wide and lay flat.
Here’s a bit more about each:

HARDBOUND ART JOURNALS:
These journals have a lightly-textured, durable matte hard cover. They’re super sturdy and will stand up to lots of use. Find them in Sketch, Toned Tan, Toned Gray, Mixed Media, Recycled Drawing, and Watercolor.
SOFTCOVER ART JOURNALS:
These flexible, lightweight journals have a rich, velvety softcover. They are lightweight and come in convenient, portable sizes that make them great for travel. Find them in Sketch, Drawing, Toned Tan, Toned Gray, Mixed Media and Watercolor.
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Lovely watercolor scenery by @luluinkdesigns

Lulu challenged herself to use her non-dominant hand to create this painting and the results where beautiful.
Watercolor on Strathmore 11"x15" watercolor paper using @princetonbrush 3 and 10 Heritage Round

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If you need a quick moment of relaxation, enjoy this soothing “water bubble meditation” video from @thealohastudios  Coliro’s Arabic Gold pearlcolor and Royal Talens liquid watercolors on our 200 Series Watercolor paper

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