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What is the Best Paper for Colored Pencils?

There are a few different paper types that are best suited for colored pencil work. Read on to find out which. 

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Feather vs. Bleed on Paper (and How to Prevent Both)

What is the difference between feathering and bleeding when using ink or markers on paper? How to I prevent either from happening?

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| Art 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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The Making of 300 Series Sketch Pads

Take a look at how we make our 300 Series Sketch Pads in this behind-the-scenes process video. 

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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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Oil Painting Demo with Lena Danya

Artist Lena Danya demonstrates our new 400 Series Oil Painting paper with a beautiful portrait. 

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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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