Thursday, March 12, 2009
Fabriano Artist journals SCREAM for you to pick them up and be creative.
From the Blick site:
"Ideal for sketching or writing, this journal is sure to spark inspiration wherever you wander. A ribbon bookmark permits quick reference.
These 192 page journals have 12 colors of Ingres drawing paper, a color for each month of the year. The journal with blue cover offers the alternative of white and cream pages. The paper is a great paper for ink, pencil, or pastels. It's mouldmade, acid-free, and lightfast.
Comes in 2 sizes (5" × 7" and 7" × 9") and 4 cover colors (Black, Red, Umber, and Olive). Also available in a blue cover with white and cream pages."
Soft paper cover. Pages are made of 12 different colors of Fabriano Ingres. 16 pages of each. Acid free. Ribbon Bookmark.
5" x 7" Approx $22
7" x 9" Approx $29
Multi- colored pages can sometimes trip me up... I don't know which to use first, or use next!
These chunky books are a little difficult to get to lie flat. As long as I have been using them, I've only used one side of the paper. The paper cover could definitely be thicker. Toss it in your bag for a few weeks and it will get torn and beat up. Perhaps a leather cover would be a good idea?
All tested fountain pen inks behaved nicely with no feathering, bleeding or see-through. Nibs write true to size on this laid paper. Laid lines are more pronounced on one side than the other.
Pitt artist pen and Prismacolor pencils.
Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons. Love the way you can see the texture of the paper through the crayon.
Mandala with pitt artist pen.