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Dale, I have sent you a PM about this. Hope it helps. Also, feel free to start a thread about seeing people's sketching and journal kits they can take with them. That would be a cool thread.
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Dale- very cool!! Thanks for the pic! You need to post at the Art Supply Addict thread too- we loooove this stuff over there!!
It is in the Oil Pastel Forum
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Candace, thanks for the suggestion and the follow up. I'm up there with the best Art Supply Addicts, but I don't think my posting really applies to oil pastellists. They need to cart around as much junk as the Softies! Now we are really off topic in this thread.

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Debbie, we are forbidden from starting new threads other than our personal journal thread. It says so in the Forum guidelines.

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Jamie - Here's a link to the Art Supply Addicts thread. While the thread lives in the Oil Pastels section the materials discussed and purchased are many many different media.
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I'm in the process of reviewing the five Stillman & Birn Series of sketchbooks. I just posted my review of the Beta Series books. These are heavy weight, bright white, well-sized paper available in sizes 6x8, 7x10, and 9x12 (all portrait orientation) and 7x7" square. All spiral bound.

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Great review, Jamie. So the pens do catch somewhat on the paper. . . does if have a feel of hot press watercolor (I noted you said it did not feel rough).

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Hi Dale,
I thought that Debbie was a guide here on Art Journals, but maybe I'm wrong as I don't see that posted here.

This is a more relaxed forum than some on WC. If your new thread has merit, I'm sure it would be acceptable and maybe become a sticky. Am I right on this Debbie?

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If it helps anyone in the US get their head around the gsm (grammes per square metre) ratings, which seem to be consistent measurements where your Imperial measurements do not, here are some equivalents that you might be familiar with:

Common old printer paper is rated 80 gsm.

Bond in many pencil sketch books is usually 120 gsm.

Arches watercolour papers commonly come in three available weights, whether they be hot or cold pressed, rough or NOT. Each type is offered as:

1. 180 gsm, which most watercolourists think is too light used in the sheet, (but it's weight is fine in a sketch book as long as it is sized like watercolour paper). This is a similar weight to the cheap cartridge card you buy in big sheets for school projects and garage sale signs. Usually found in stationery suppliers and in the local paper shop (do you have newsagencies/paper shops or are they included in your drug stores?) Coloured card is most commonly found in this weight too.

2. 300 gsm which is the most popular weight for watercolours.

In a sketch book, 250 - 280 gsm of other brands is also a good weight and can be found. Once again needs to be a sized paper and probably better wire bound.

3. 500 gsm which is very thick and stiff and also sized with gelatine as are the other Arches watercolour lines. Not often used.

Hope this clarifies things a bit.

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Usually found in stationery suppliers and in the local paper shop (do you have newsagencies/paper shops or are they included in your drug stores?) Dale

Off topic but I had to say-- we barely have newspapers anymore, people so often use the internet or TV news. Our papers are delivered to our homes. I think I saw a newsrack at a grocery store. Last time I saw a variety offered was either the airports or a bookstore. Funny how things change. Same with stationary stores, gone with the wind. Very few around. Just musing here!
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Great review, Jamie. So the pens do catch somewhat on the paper. . . does if have a feel of hot press watercolor (I noted you said it did not feel rough).

Thanks.

Rainy, I did three sketches on it today with fountain pens and didn't experience the pen catching. I'm actually very impressed with this book! You can see the new sketches here. It's not like hot press watercolor paper.

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Rainy, I did three sketches on it today with fountain pens and didn't experience the pen catching. I'm actually very impressed with this book! You can see the new sketches here. It's not like hot press watercolor paper.

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Thanks, Jamie. Those are all three nice sketches. I really like both of those PR inks you did, those are the ones I have bought full bottles of so far! BTW, what pen did you use for those? Lamy? Preppy?

I ordered the Aquarius II and the Fabriano Venieza (small) to test from Cheap Joe today.
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Thanks, Rainy! They were Preppy pens. Do let us know how you like the Aquarius II paper and Fabriano book.

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Well. . . Utrecht has 25% off today only!!! Ok, so I cannot resist and am going to splurge and order the Stillman & Bern Beta. . . and maybe a one of the others. Not sure which
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