Iprice Checker

Artisto Watercolor Pads 5.5×8.5”, Pack of 3 (90 Sheets), Spiral Bound, Acid-Free Paper, 140lb (300gsm), Perfect for Most Wet & Dry Media, Ideal for…

(8 customer reviews)
Add to wishlistAdded to wishlistRemoved from wishlist 0
Add to compare

Go To Store

Last updated on June 14, 2022 3:50 pm
  • High-Quality Paper: Having been proven and tested, our watercolor pads perform brilliantly with all wet and dry media including watercolor, oil, gouache, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Due to its high-quality, it absorbs ink effectively without causing a drip or leak.
  • Each sheet measures 5.5×8.5 inches, Acid-Free (pH Neutral) paper – 140lb. /300gsm: With this amazing feature, artists appreciate how color, porosity, texture, weight, and size contribute to help them create different artistic effects and styles.
  • Suitable for all artists and artworks: Designed to serve every artistic purpose, our watercolor pad is the ideal pad that serves both professional and aspiring artists.
  • The spiral-binding makes it smooth and easy to turn pages. Plus, every page is micro-perforated, which allows it to be easily removed without affecting your painting.
  • 100% Guaranteed: At Artisto, we are open to a free replacement or refund if your product does not perform to your expectations. Contact us if you are ever unsatisfied with our product.

Specification: Artisto Watercolor Pads 5.5×8.5”, Pack of 3 (90 Sheets), Spiral Bound, Acid-Free Paper, 140lb (300gsm), Perfect for Most Wet & Dry Media, Ideal for…

Package Dimensions

8.5 x 7.91 x 2.01 inches

Item Weight

2.42 pounds



Date First Available

January 27, 2021

8 reviews for Artisto Watercolor Pads 5.5×8.5”, Pack of 3 (90 Sheets), Spiral Bound, Acid-Free Paper, 140lb (300gsm), Perfect for Most Wet & Dry Media, Ideal for…

4.6 out of 5
Write a review
Show all Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
  1. Ink Staind

    Bought this to use with watercolor and watercolor pencils. It’s heavy paper, holds up to water well, and can handle erasing without causing any bleeding when water is applied. It holds color well, and has a good amount of tooth for watercolor pencil layering. I would consider it a high level student grade. It is as good a quality as some more expensive student papers. And 3 pads for the price is a great value. I will definitely be purchasing again when I run out.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  2. J.G.

    These are decent for practicing brush strokes, making swatches and color value sketches, but anything involving much water and this paper just isn’t any good. Even with light water usage, you probably want to take the page out of the book and tape it down to an artboard before using. The surface texture is easily removed, so go lightly with any scrubbing. Considering the price, this is a better value than many of the other student grade papers that produce similar results.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  3. Kae

    Now I’m not a very good artist but I do understand how paints should work. That being said, I bought this for my arteza gouaches and winsor and newton dry watercolor set, and let me explain that this paper handles wonderfully with both.

    It’s very thick, so there is no bleed-through. The paints themselves were vibrant on the paper and easily managed without damaging the paper or ruining the pigments. There is a very slight bend to the paper so I would recommend tapping it down on a surface for full-page pieces and allow it to dry to minimize any bending. It can handle being wetted pretty intensely and water is easily removed with a paper towel without too much absorption into the paper.

    This is by no means a professional 100% cotton paper, (I do not believe it is cotton paper at all) but out of all the cheap papers I have tried, this is actually very high quality and handles extremely well compared to other brands. This would be ideal for practicing your paints or swatches depending on your needs, as well as the perfect paper for beginners of watercolor and gouache to practice techniques on. For the price

    I would very much recommend giving these a try if you’re a beginner or just looking for good quality cheaper papers.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  4. Isabella ;D

    This is the best deal on quality practice watercolor paper I have seen so far. The paper is good. Rough texture if you are into that. The spiral notebook style is nice too. Can be used like a journal if so desired. I love that there are 3 pads! The paper is double sided. The only downside is the preforated edge is a little hard to tear and it leaves a very noticeable edge. But for practice pieces, practice brush strokes, and swatches it’s great paper! Also if you just keep the pages in the pad, like a journal, that part doesn’t really matter. I will be getting a paper cutter to clean the perforated edge up. The paper is nice enough to do some small pieces on for gifts or hanging on your wall. For reference on the type of paper I like to use, 100% cotton cold press watercolor blocks; Legion Stonehenge, Fluid, and Blick. Meeden is also good, sold on Amazon.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  5. Violette

    Back when I ordered these spiral bound watercolor pads they came three in a pack and were selling at a very reasonable price which is why I bought them. The watercolor pads have been to use in creating my own little book of color charts. I have filled all three books with either the charts or testing out colors I want to use in a painting.n
    I would order them again but the price has increased so I won’t be buying them at the current price.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  6. Amazon Customer

    Good water absorption, sturdy enough for multiple washing and erasing. excellent value for 3 packs, so I can practice without fear of wasting expensive 100% cotton watercolor paper. I purchased another set while the price is still low.

    Update: I quickly filled one and half sketchbooks in a month, while the paper is fairly decent, I start to be annoyed by the honeycomb like rough texture, details are hard to paint on these papers, texture is very visible on finished painting. I bought another set with hot press paper, I like that much better. I returned the unopened and unused second set.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  7. lindsay darling

    Perfect for on the go nature journalling! Paper is nice n thick. You can rip pgs. out easily too.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  8. Aisling D.

    These notebooks are wonderful. The paper is heavy and has good tooth (texture) for watercolor. The spiral binding is especially well-designed; the pages stay in place and don’t move around when working on them. Also, the pages aren’t likely to tear out by mistake.

    Each page is perforated, and tears out cleanly but not easily. I folded the paper along the perforations, back and forth, three times and – even then – had to use considerable pressure to tear out a page. (The page tore out cleanly, with very small “dots” of the perforation along the torn-out side. That could be trimmed off. The torn-out page is 5 3/8″ wide, still large enough to fit a mat intended for 5.5″ x 8.5″.)

    Since I’m using mixed media and acrylic paint on these pages, I’ve gesso’d them. The paper has the very slightest curl to it now, and I’m confident that can be pressed out by putting a heavy book on top of the notebook, and letting it sit overnight.

    But, even without that extra flattening, I doubt that many artists will have a problem with the gentle curve after using gesso. In fact, these pages remain flatter than most watercolor papers I’ve used (and generally taped down, to keep flat), so I think you can use this as a travel journal or for plein air painting with watercolors, without concern.

    Initially, I wasn’t sure if the pages had too much tooth (texture) for my work. But, using these notebooks – and especially after using gesso on some of the pages – I think the texture is ideal. Not too much for those who like a smooth finish, and not too little, for those who want a surface that “grabs” the media you’re working with.

    Especially for the price, I consider this an excellent value. And the size of each pad is perfect for carrying in a purse or backpack, even a fairly small one. I’d bought these for use at home, but now realize they’re ideal for travel journaling and for spontaneous, on-the-go art.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this

    Add a review

    Your email address will not be published.

    Iprice Checker
    Compare items
    • Total (0)
    Shopping cart