Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The journals are "Reflexions" by Creative Mark artist products. For a cheap little journal they are great. The paper is creamy 70lb with a good tooth. It buckles if I slather paint from edge to edge, but otherwise it holds up pretty nicely under watercolor.
The only drawback is that they do not lay open flat for the first few pages (as you can see in this scan.) I whacked the spine on my old one and it flattened out pretty quickly but didn't fall apart.
They are just the thing for a tightwad newbie who is scared of soiling a Moleskine with beginner scribbles. And ya can't beat the price.
Sold by Hobby Lobby, or online at Jerry's Artarama or ASW - Art Supply Warehouse.