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Strathmore 500 Series Aquarius II Watercolor Paper, 80lb (170gsm), Cold Press, 22" x 30"


Machine-made to resist buckling when wet, Strathmore Aquarius II contains a blend of cotton and synthetic fiber that works beautifully with all watercolor techniques. Domestically produced, it is acid-free and has surprisingly high wet strength. Aquarius II has 4 trimmed edges and does not require prestretching. This lightweight 80lb (170gsm) sheet was created to reduce the buckling and swelling found in other sheets of the same weight.


  • Cotton and synthetic fiber blend
  • 4 trimmed edges
  • Acid free
  • Machine-made
  • Cold pressed surface

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Kit Cuccinello from Port st. Lucie, fl 34983
Overall Experience
Love this watercolor paper, very light for lots of detail, never needs stretching, great for lifting
How would you describe the quality of this product?
Cold pressed, but smoother and so fun to do detail on, like tiny shutters and windows, I like to add, little shovels and rakes in farm scenes, and always add a little animal or two in my forest, or woodland scenes, it takes lifting well, scrubbing pretty well, it will never be as tough as a 300 lb, but a great paper anyway for all my techniques as a teacher of watercolors.
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