When you hear the word watercolor you automatically think of using watercolor paper. Makes sense. However when I started to teach classes, I wanted something that was transparent so the students can use my letters underneath as a guide. I knew that watercolor paper was not transparent so I tried tracing paper and that did not hold the ink up well. Then I went in to my local art store and found Strathmore’s 500 series Marker Pads. From the first brushstroke I made on the paper, I was sold.
Jake Weidmann is 1 of 11 Master Penman in the world. We were fortunate enough to have Jake demoing in our booth at the 2015 Art Materials World Show where he worked on our new line of Strathmore Writing papers.
There is a certain charm and significance that digital communication can’t match given the extra effort it takes to put pen to paper. In this digital age who doesn’t love getting a real letter or seeing characters artfully formed on a page? It carries with it a special fondness, authenticity, and aspect of nostalgia.