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Discover a whole new world of Pads & Blocks with ArtStore Online. At ArtStore Online, we seek to bring you the best Pad & Block brands available, and have a wide range of art supplies from trusted and respected brands from around the world. Discover our Pad & Block brands including Arches, Art Spectrum, Canson, Fabriano, Strathmore, The Paper House and more! Whether you are an avid painter, illustrator or a complete beginner, we will strive to help you with whatever Pads & Blocks you need.
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    Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Pads (300gsm)

    Fabriano Artistico Watercolour paper is a great surface choice for watercolour artists of any level. The high quality watercolour paper is 100% cot...

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    Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Pads (200gsm)

    Fabriano Artistico Watercolour paper is a great surface choice for watercolour artists of any level. The high quality watercolour paper is 100% cot...

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    Arches Watercolour Pads 300gsm

    Arches Watercolour Pads are one of the finest papers available. The paper is 100% cotton fibre, which provides strength and stability, as well as a...

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    Art Spectrum Artist Watercolour Pads

    Art Spectrum has collaborated with the Magnani Paper Mill in Italy to develop a 100% cotton artists' quality Watercolour Paper with an exceptional...

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    Arches Watercolour Pads 185gsm

    Arches Watercolour Pads are one of the finest papers available. The paper is 100% cotton fibre, which provides strength and stability, as well as a...

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    Fredrix Canvas Pads

    Fredrix Canvas Pads contain ten sheets of genuine artist's canvas, primed and ready to use with any medium. Economical enough to use as a practice ...

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    Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Pad (Smooth)

    Draw and Wash Pads provide artist with superb quality all- purpose pad, which is ideal for all wet and dry techniques, the paper will accept practi...

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    Yupo Pads

    Yupo is a synthetic paper - 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain-resistant and extremely strong and durable. It can be used as a stencil ...

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    Fabriano 1264 Watercolour Pads

    Fabriano 1264 Watercolour Pads are a versatile pad for a variety of wet and dry media applications including watercolour, as well as gouache, acryl...

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    Fabriano Studio Watercolour Pads

    Fabriano Studio Watercolour Pads are an economical yet quality choice of Watercolour Pad for students and beginners to the art of watercolour paint...

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    Canson Mi Teintes Pastel Drawing Pads

    Mi-Teintes is an acid free (except black 425) vellum drawing paper with a high rag content. Because it is coloured in the pulp, the shades...

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    Fabriano Bristol Paper Pads

    Fabriano Bristol Pads are made with a versatile soft white paper, great for use with a wide range of wet and dry media. Mediums such as markers, in...

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    Fabriano 1264 Mix Media Pads

    Fabriano 1264 Mixed Media Pads are ideal for use with a wide range of wet and dry media, these pads will suit almost any artist! The Fabriano 1264 ...

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    Fabriano Toned Paper Pads

    Fabriano Toned Paper Pads are the perfect surface for sketching and drawing. The distinctive grey and brown tones of the Clay and Sand pads offers ...

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    Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Pad (Textured)

    Draw and Wash Pads provide artist with superb quality all- purpose pad, which is ideal for all wet and dry techniques, the paper will accept practi...

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    Fabriano Pittura Acrylic Pads

    Fabriano Acrylic Pads contain sheets of versatile paper for creating artworks in various mediums. Containing 10 sheets of brilliant white 400gsm pa...

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    Canson Watercolour Pads

    Canson Watercolour Pads can be used with all forms of water mixable media. It is a traditional surface, lightweight paper for watercolour, gouache,...

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    Fabriano 1264 Bristol Pads

    Fabriano 1264 Bristol Pads feature 200gsm paper that is excellent for illustrations, calligraphy, and technical drawings. They contain extra white ...

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    Fabriano 1264 Black Pads

    Fabriano 1264 Black Pads contain medium weight 200gsm drawing paper with a textured surface that is visible when using coloured pencils, chalk, and...

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    Fabriano 1264 Drawing Pads

    Fabriano 1264 Drawing Pads feature 180gsm paper that is excellent for all drawing techniques using graphite, coloured pencils, pens, markers, and i...

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    Fabriano Tiziano Pastel Soft Colour Paper Pads

    Fabriano Tiziano Pastel Paper Pads is a versatile surface, suitable for a variety of drawing and printing mediums. The paper in these Pastel Pads i...

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    The Paper House Plus+ Sketch Pads

    The Paper House Plus+ Sketch Pad is suitable for use with dry media including pens and pencils. It contains lightweight paper with smooth texture, ...

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    Arches Watercolour Blocks

    Arches Watercolour Blocks are made up of multiple sheets of watercolour paper that are glued on all four sides, there will be no buckling and no ne...

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    The Paper House Winslow Watercolour Postcards

    The Paper House Winslow Watercolour Postcards contains 15 sheets of 300gsm cold pressed (medium texture) watercolour paper in a postcard size. Each...

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Discover a whole new world of Pads & Blocks with ArtStore Online.

At ArtStore Online, we seek to bring you the best Pad & Block brands available, and have a wide range of art supplies from trusted and respected brands from around the world. Discover our Pad & Block brands including Arches, Art Spectrum, Canson, Fabriano, Strathmore, The Paper House and more!

Whether you are an avid painter, illustrator or a complete beginner, we will strive to help you with whatever Pads & Blocks you need.

What types of art pads are there?

Various art pads are available, each designed for different mediums, techniques, and preferences. Some common types of art pads include:

Sketchbooks: Sketchbooks are versatile pads used for drawing, sketching, doodling, and brainstorming ideas. They come in various sizes, paper weights, and textures to accommodate different drawing mediums such as pencils, pens, charcoal, and markers.

Drawing Pads: Drawing pads typically contain heavier-weight paper than sketchbooks, making them suitable for more finished drawings and artworks. They come in a range of textures and surfaces, including smooth, medium, and rough, to accommodate various drawing techniques and styles.

Watercolour Pads: Watercolor pads feature paper specifically designed for watercolour painting. They are typically made of thicker, heavier-weight paper that can withstand wet media without buckling or warping. Watercolour pads may have cold-pressed, hot-pressed, or rough textures to achieve different painting effects.

Mixed Media Pads: Mixed media pads contain paper that is suitable for a variety of drawing and painting mediums, including pencils, pens, markers, watercolours, acrylics, and gouache. They are versatile pads ideal for artists who like to experiment with different techniques and mediums in their artworks.

Pastel Pads: Pastel pads feature paper with a textured surface that is specifically designed for working with pastels. The texture helps pastel pigments adhere to the paper and allows for layering and blending techniques. Pastel pads may come in various colours, including white, black, and toned paper.

Marker Pads: Marker pads contain paper that is specially formulated to prevent bleed-through and feathering when using markers. They typically have a smooth, non-absorbent surface that allows markers to glide smoothly without smudging.

Toned Paper Pads: Toned paper pads feature paper with a coloured tint, such as grey, tan, or blue, which adds depth and dimension to drawings. Toned paper is ideal for both light and dark drawing mediums, including pencils, charcoal, and pastels.

Tracing Pads: Tracing pads contain translucent paper that is suitable for tracing or transferring sketches onto other surfaces. Artists, illustrators, and designers commonly use them for preliminary sketches and layouts.

These are just a few examples of the types of art pads available, and each type may come in various sizes, orientations, and paper weights to suit different preferences and needs.

What type of paper should you use for watercolours?

If you are planning on trying your hand with watercolour paints, it’s recommended you use a watercolour pad. These are made with pure cotton pages, making it perfect to absorb the watercolour paints without runoff. These watercolour books are also ideal for artists using ink, gouache, charcoal, or acrylic paints.

What is the difference between art pads and blocks?

Art pads and blocks are both types of drawing or painting surfaces, but they have some differences in their construction and usage:

Art Pads

  • Art pads consist of loose sheets of paper or other drawing surfaces bound together along one edge, usually with glue or adhesive.
  • The sheets in an art pad can be easily removed for individual use or display once completed.
  • Art pads are available in various sizes, paper types, and bindings to accommodate different mediums and preferences.
  • They are convenient for artists who prefer to work on individual sheets and may want to tear out or rearrange their artwork.

Blocks

  • Blocks are similar to art pads in that they contain multiple sheets of paper or other surfaces bound together. However, unlike art pads, the sheets in a block are secured on all four edges, typically by glue or adhesive.
  • The binding on all four sides prevents the sheets from buckling or warping when wet media like watercolour or acrylic paint is applied.
  • Artists working with wet media often prefer blocks because they provide a stable surface and eliminate the need for stretching or taping down individual sheets.
  • Once a sheet is completed, it can be removed from the block by carefully separating it along the perforated edge.

In summary, the main difference between art pads and blocks lies in how the sheets are bound together: art pads have binding along one edge, allowing for easy removal of individual sheets, while blocks have binding on all four edges, providing stability and support for wet media applications.