Watercolor and Mixed Media Pads

These various pads of paper from Cotman, Strathmore, Canson, Arches, Montval and Yupo are excellent for all wet techniques including gouache, pen & ink, colored pencils as well as traditional watercolor. Each offers their own quality, texture and size. For a traditional watercolor paper blocks by Arches, Strathmore and Canson check the category below. Blocks differ from pads in that they are bound on all four sides to help eliminate the need for stretching.

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  • Watercolor and Mixed Media Journals

    Watercolor and Mixed Media Journals

    These journals have sturdy covers and contain paper especially for use with watercolor and mixed media applications. Great for using when traveling and for on the go sketching.

  • Strathmore 200/300 Series Watercolor Paper

    Strathmore 200/300 Series Watercolor Paper

    The Strathmore Series 360 watercolor pad features a heavyweight paper specially made to stand up to water. Rough surface adapts beautifully to a variety of techniques.

  • Strathmore 400/500 Series Watercolor Paper

    Strathmore 400/500 Series Watercolor Paper

    The Strathmore Series 400 watercolor pad features a heavyweight, professional grade paper. This pad is ideal for most watercolor techniques.

  • Strathmore Wet Media Media Pads

    Strathmore Wet Media Pads work well with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor media. 

  • Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Pad

    Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Pad

    The Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Pad is made with 100% windpower. The 140lb paper is good for all wet media techniques including watercolor, ink and acrylics.

  • Cotman Watercolor Pads

    Cotman Watercolor Pads

    The Cotman Watercolor pads with cold-press paper ideal for watercolor as well as charcoal, gouache, ink, pastel and pencil.

  • Canson Montval Watercolor Pads

    Canson Montval Watercolor Paper Pads are French-made and easy to use. The natural white paper is acid-free and suitable for all wet techniques such as watercolor, gouache, wash and acrylic.


  • Canson Watercolor Pads

    Canson Watercolor pads feature a fine quality, acid-free, inexpensive medium weight watercolor paper.

  • Fabriano Watercolor Studio Pads

    Fabriano Watercolor Studio Pads

    Fabriano Watercolor Studio paper is made of a mix of cotton and lignin free cellulose. This affordable, high-quality paper is perfect for students and beginners.

  • Other Watercolor Pads

    Other Watercolor Pads

    Choose from some of our other watercolor pads such as the Yupo Pad which is made of 100% polypropylene for a smooth finish or the Melissa and Doug Easel and Finger Paint Pads.

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