These pads feature papers that combine true wet media performance and a dry media finish that is suitable for a range of mixed media applications. Each pad includes 15 heavy-weight 140 lb. sheets intended for finished paintings, drawings or studies. The paper is acid-free and specially sized for wet media performance with a vellum finish that is excellent for drawing. Ideal for watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel and collage. Available in a traditional white surface and in black, which is perfect for colored pencils, gouache, acrylic, gel pens, metallic inks, metallic watercolors, and other opaque media. The pads have easy-to-use flip over covers that keep pages in the pad, yet allow them to tear out cleanly.