Pastel Premier is a Sanded Paper surface made from 100% cotton heavy-weight 145lb paper. It is double-primed and coated with a specially-made aluminum oxide that creates a grit ideal for pastel work. Other media such as color pencil, conte, oil, and acrylic paint can also be used on the durable finish. This pochette (a French term meaning "small pocket") contains 8 sheets of white 400 grit/fine Pastel Premier Paper in 9 x 12 inches. Made in the USA.