| Artist Tips | FAQ | Gouache | Watercolor

What is Goauche?

Gouache paint is often described as opaque watercolor. It has a bold, matte look and is great for illustration, fine art and lettering. Learn more. 

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| Artist Tips | Bristol | FAQ | Technical Paper Info

The 2 Meanings of Vellum

The term vellum as it relates to paper can be somewhat confusing because it can refer to two distinct aspects:
1. Vellum as a paper 2. Vellum as a finish

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| Art Tips | Artist Tips | FAQ | Watercolor

7 Watercolor Tips for Beginners

These 7 watercolor tips and basics for beginners will help you to improve your work and feel confident with this fun and spontaneous medium. 

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| FAQ | Featured Products | Mixed Media | Painting | Technical Paper Info | Watercolor

Mixed Media vs. Watercolor Paper

Mixed Media and Watercolor papers have some similarities and some differences. Read to find out more and see which best suits your style and mediums. 

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Why our Papers are Made Without the Use of Optical Brightener Additives (OBA's)

We manufacture our fine art papers without the use of optical brightener additives (OBA’s), which is ideal for fine art papers. Find out why. 

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| Bristol | Drawing | FAQ | Technical Paper Info

What is Bristol Paper?

Bristol generally describes a drawing paper that is pasted to form multi-ply sheets. Learn more...

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Varnish vs. Fixatives - Should I Use Them?

FAQ: Is there a difference between a varnish and a fixative? Should I be using them on my art? Read more to find out. 

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The Strathmore Series Numbers

Most of our products have a “series” number on them. This is our way of classifying our papers to help you determine which best suits your needs as an artist.

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Can I Print on Your Art Paper?

We often get asked if our art paper can be run through an inkjet or laser printer. Read on to find out.

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500 Series Bristol Weight - Plies vs. Pounds

Our 500 Series Bristol papers are measured in plies. We often get asked what the equivalent pound weight is. Read on to find out. 

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