Strathmore Artist Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards make it easy for artists to express themselves in a small format and exchange their creations with other artists. Artists can create, trade, and collect these trading cards at “swap" events. The only official rule for ATCs is that the size is 2.5" x 3.5".
Bristol Smooth/Vellum (300 Series): An economical Bristol weight board available in two surfaces. Smooth finish is excellent for mechanical drawing, pencil, pen and ink and ideal for experimentation with airbrush. Vellum finish is great for any dry media including charcoal and pastel. Available in packs of 20 sheets in Smooth or Vellum (100 lb.)
Watercolor (400 series): This intermediate grade watercolor paper is popular with watercolorists of all levels. The versatile, felt finished paper is ideal for mastering watercolor techniques or finished pieces. 10 sheet packs of 140 lb., cold-press papers are available.
FLAX art & design is a genuine Oakland institution. Opening their first store in 1938, they're now on their 3rd generation of family ownership and have recently relocated to a beautiful new Downtown location that could best be described as a "toy store for artists." 80 years in and they're still putting art and community front and center. You can visit them at their own site here, or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.