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200K Giveaway!

We recently reached over 200,000 Facebook page likes! To celebrate and to say thanks to all of our followers, we're giving away a big, giant prize!

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NEW! Designs for Watercoloring

We are excited to introduce our new line of Designs for Watercoloring pads which feature preprinted patterns to paint and color.

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Holiday Watercolor Card Idea

Our Watercolor Cards are perfect for creating handmade, personalized greetings! Check out our quick demo video of a holiday card idea that you can follow along to and create your own!

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Tips for Graphite Shading - Which Paper to Use

To select the right paper for graphite shading techniques, a few factors need to be taken into consideration.

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Strathmore Holiday Giveaway!

To celebrate the holidays we're giving away a giant assortment of art materials that make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers! Enter for a chance to win our papers and more!

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The Strathmore Story

We've been serving artist needs for over 120 years and we believe better quality paper gives artists the best possible chance to be successful.

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NEW! The Strathmore Learning Series

We are excited to introduce Strathmore’s NEW Learning Series! A unique product line that combines quality art paper with superior art instruction for a blended learning approach.

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Totem Animals by Jenny Hawkyard

"I didnt want to do regular pet portraits or still life, I wanted to do something creative, fun and quirky and so I started developing my Totem animals"

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NEW 400 Series Marker Paper

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Marker paper, which was developed for fine artists who create finished art using a variety of marker types.

Prior to the introduction of this new 400 Series Marker paper

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Artist Christopher Hart

Christopher Hart is the world’s best-selling author of How-To-Draw books. His books have sold over 6 million copies, and have been translated into 20 languages. His work is published by Random House, Soho Publishing, and Walter Foster.

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Strathmore + Royal Talens = The Perfect Match

We are proud to announce that we've signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Royal Talens. Together we will launch a fresh and new assortment of Strathmore papers into the European, Middle Eastern, and African market.

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NEW Black Canvas Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 300 Series Black Canvas paper! Creating art on a black surface is a fresh & inspiring way to make paintings that POP. 

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The Difference Between Bristol Smooth and Bristol Vellum

Bristol generally describes a drawing paper that is pasted to form multi-ply sheets. Bristol sheets provide a stiff, strong surface to work on without the need for mounting. The term Bristol derives from the early days of European papermaking when mills would send their finest papers to Bristol, England to be pasted together. Bristol papers generally have two types of surfaces: smooth and vellum.

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THE GET TONED GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is loaded with all your favorite Strathmore Toned goodies and materials that go perfectly with the paper. A special thanks to Sakura of America and Copic for generously donating products so we could put this gorgeous prize package together.

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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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4 Holiday Card Ideas

Create your own handmade greetings this holiday season and give these 4 card-making ideas a try!

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New 3"x9" Landscape Sketch Pad!

What would you do with our fun new 3"x9" landscape size of our 400 Series Recycled Sketch paper?

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Colored Pencil Paper - New Size!

Ready when you are!

Our 400 Series Colored Pencil Paper is now available in a convenient & portable 6"x8" pad size. 

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NEW! Strathmore Vision Pads

Our new Vision pads are durable, affordable, and for the first time ever, feature blank covers that can be customized with your own art!

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NEW! Artagain Black Paper in Rolls

Our popular Artagain Black paper is now available in large rolls, so you can make a BIG statement with BIG art. 

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Color Psychology - Blue

Color psychology suggests our mood can be impacted by different colors. Read about the color blue and see a collection of blue-themed artwork. 

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New Topics in the Strathmore Learning Series!

We recently introduced 3 new Learning Series products! New topics include colored pencil textures, drawing nature in colored pencils, and hand lettering basics. 

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Canvas Paper in Black and White

Our 300 Series Canvas Paper comes in black & white, letting you pick between two beautiful backgrounds for your acrylic painting. 

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10 Commandments of Industrial Design Sketching

See Industrial Designer Reid Schlegel's 10 Commandments of Industrial Design Sketching & 5 Commandments of Toned Paper Rendering in our Fall Artist Newsletter. 

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New Series of Paper Cutting Videos!

We worked with Grace Hart to bring you a 3-Video Series on the ancient art of Paper Cutting. See the process & techniques, then try it out!

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Inktober Giveaway!

To celebrate Inktober we're giving away a beautiful prize package of Inktober-inspired goodies! Enter for a chance to win our papers & more!

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The Pink Pad Project

We proudly partnered with In My Father's Eyes for the introduction of two limited-time 9"x12"pink pads. 5% of profits will be donated. Learn more...

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Artagain Black Paper

Our 400 Series Artagain Black paper is great with white charcoal, colored pencils, gel pens, crayons, oil pastels, chalk pastels, metallic inks and more!

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Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Artist Newsletter is here and features Sarah Becktel's 5-step process for creating dimensional animal drawings on Toned Mixed Media paper. 

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NEW! Strathmore Watercolor Learning Series

We are excited to introduce our next round of Learning Series products! Learn to Paint Watercolor Basics & Watercolor Flowers with pro artist Kelly Eddington. 

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Intro to Gouache - New Video Series

Together with artist Minnie Small we bring you an introductory video series on gouache. Learn gouache 101 & see tips, techniques, and tools to get you started. 

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What is the Difference Between Sketch and Drawing Paper?

Sketch and drawing papers have many similarities and many differences. Knowing the differences is important in determining which to use for your artwork. 

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The Spring Artist Newsletter

The cold, long days of winter are fading away, so grab this fresh and inspiring Issue of the Artist Newsletter and find a nice spot outside to dig in! Click here to download.

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Personalized Cards for the Holidays

If you're looking for a fun, creative and easy way to make and send personalized Holiday Greetings this winter, we've got you covered! Our Photo Mount and Photo Frame Cards are the perfect option that make it simple to turn your photos or artwork into a card that can be sent to a loved one or a friend.

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Master Penman Jake Weidmann - Calligraphy Demo

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. 

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Erik Davis - Watercolor Postcards

Artist Erik Davis has been using our Watercolor Postcards to create beautiful, fun and vibrant pieces that anyone would be thrilled to receive in the mail!

He uses a permanent ink pen to create the drawing, then adds color over the top with watercolors.

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NEW Toned Mixed Media Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Toned Mixed Media paper! The perfect hybrid. 

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THE ULTIMATE PRINTMAKING GIVEAWAY!

Enter for a chance to win our ULTIMATE PRINTMAKING GIVEAWAY that is loaded with all the goodies you need to get your creative mark-making on! A special thank you to Golden Artist Colors, Gelli Arts, and The Crafter's Workshop who generously donated products so we could put together this drool-worthy prize package that includes everything you need to get started: paper, cards, buttery paints, 2 round gel printing plates, 5 stencils, and a 4” rubber brayer.

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Shading Techniques & Selecting Paper for Graphite

The selection of paper for shading techniques is influenced by the type of pencil used, the degree of darkness desired, the shading technique used, and the expression of the shading technique desired.

The key is to select a paper surface (medium or smooth) based upon the effects you’re looking to achieve. As a general rule, a medium or textured surface will be able to produce a more even, luminescent shade than a smooth surface.

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How to Make a Paper Flower Bouquet

Many of the papers in our line work beautifully for shaping, molding, and creating 3D pieces of art. Recently a bride asked us about how to make a paper flower bouquet for her wedding, and we thought it sounded like a great idea! Many of our papers provide interesting textures and colors along with the appropriate weights that are needed to hold up to molding and shaping the paper. Also, using acid free, high quality paper is important to make sure the paper will last over time and won’t fade or deteriorate.

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Black Artist Tiles & the Versatility of Black Paper

Our Black Artist Tiles work with a wide range of mediums that let artists create unique and fun pieces. The black paper extremely versatile and works great with gel pens, white charcoal, colored pencil, crayons, oil pastels, chalk pastels, metallic inks, and other light media.

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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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NEW! Learning Series Hand Lettering Pads

Check out our two Learning Series Hand Lettering pads with 12 step-by-step lessons from Maureen Wilson!

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NEW! Metallic Sketch Journals

We are excited to introduce our new Metallic Sketch Journals! Available in both brushed silver and hammered copper finishes. 

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Toned Blue Mixed Media Demo with Minnie Small

Artist Minnie Small demonstrated our new Toned Blue Mixed Media paper with this vibrant gouache and colored pencil fish. 

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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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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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NEW! Oil Painting Paper

Introducing Strathmore 400 Series Oil Painting pads! No gesso required. Grab your paint, brushes, a pad of Oil Painting paper and get started!

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Spring Newsletter Featuring Gouache Illustrations by Angela Staehling

The Spring Edition of our Artist Newsletter is here! Featured artist Angela Staehling shares her process for creating bright and vibrant gouache illustrations.

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New Mixed Media Cards & Photo Mount Cards with Classic Emboss

Strathmore® offers two new ways to create and send unique, hand-decorated greetings! Introducing New Mixed Media Cards & Photo Mount Cards with Classic Emboss

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Strathmore Visual Journals

Our Visual Journals deliver high-performing papers and heavy-duty features engineered to meet the intense demands of your creative process.

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NEW! Mixed Media Postcards

Introducing Strathmore Mixed Media Postcards! A heavyweight paper with the front left blank for your art and the back printed with traditional postcard markings. 

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NEW! Toned Blue Mixed Media

Toned Blue has joined the Toned Mixed Media Family! Now available in 4 different pad sizes. 

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How Toned Mixed Media Came Into the World

See the story of how our Toned Sketch and Mixed Media papers came together to make Toned Mixed Media. 

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GIVEAWAY! Win our New Heavyweight Mixed Media Pads!

Enter for a chance to win an assortment of our new 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media pads!

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Watercolor Sketching On Location with Marco Bucci

Artist Marco Bucci tried our new Travel Series watercolor papers and created two fantastic on-site watercolor sketches. See his process & review. 

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