Strathmore Mixed Media Hard-Bound Art Journal, 500 Series, 8.5" x 11". This hard-bound art book contains the same high-quality paper used in Strathmore fine art pads. The lightly-textured matte covers are a beautiful dark chocolate brown and the durable Smyth-sewn binding allows pages to lay flat so that your drawings can spread across the pages. This journal features archival paper that is excellent for watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel and collage. It is internally sized for wet media with a durable vellum finish for drawing techniques.