The Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Softcover Art Journal contains Strathmore's intermediate grade of watercolor paper, which is popular with watercolorists of all levels because of the fine and even washes that can be achieved. The paper has a strong natural white and traditional cold press surface that makes it ideal for lifting and scraping applications, mastering watercolor techniques, or for finished artwork. Softcover Art Journals have a velvety softcover in rich dark brown, and feature durable Smyth-sewn binding, allowing pages to lay flatter. Paper is our art form, and we celebrate artists. We have kept the tradition of creating beautiful, high-performing papers alive for over 125 years. Choice of paper is one of the most important decisions an artist makes in determining the outcome of their work. No matter your choice of medium, you can be confident Strathmore paper will enhance your artistic efforts.