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This fine watercolorist's journal is filled with natural white watercolor paper. It has a hard cover and double wire binding, so it lays flat and doubles back for easy access. The book contains 15 sheets of Arches fine Cold Press 140 lb (300gsm) watercolor paper.
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Must have one
from Clermont, FL
Comments about Arches Field Watercolor Book:
I tried buying the cheaper version, but it just wouldn't do. The paper might be okay for sketching, but it's not acceptable for watercolor. If you're on the fence, just go ahead and buy the Arches one.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Just what I wanted
from Felton, DE
I bought the watercolor paper spiral notebook to take on a Mediterranean Cruise in September. I love love Arches 140 lb. cold press paper and the notebook came in the perfect size for quick plein air journalling. It is exactly what I hoped it would be.
Great For a Sketch-a -day !!!!!
from Henrico, VA
They are great for a sketch a day in watercolor.
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This is NOT my beloved Arches paper!
from Outer Banks
I just splurged and bought one of these (and I am a loooonnnggg time Arches watercolor sheet-paper fan) and absolutely hate it. I'm gonna fill it up because I'm cheap and broke – can't afford another sketchbook right now – but the paper in this book is NOT my beloved Arches.The paper is slick, almost glossy, and pigment will not soak into it. I can't find any ink (Copic, Micron, fountain pen, etc) that will sketch on it. Watercolor just sits on top of the paper and takes forever to dry. I keep smearing my painting because I think "it just has to be dry by now," but nope.Makes me want to fling it across the room. Buyer beware.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the Arches paper isn't performing well for you. We will be in touch to assist you soon. In the meantime, you might try laying a wash over the surface of the paper and letting it dry. The natural gelatin sizing used in the Arches papers can develop a surface tension over time. Usually, a wash will "open up" the surface, and once that dries, the paper will behave as normal. A member of our Customer Care Team will be reaching out to assist you.
best paper in a great binder, perfect package
from South Dakota
This is great if you travel or have time to kill waiting for apts, etc. I use to draw in ink then when get home can fill in with watercolor. Paper is the best of any brand I don't waste money on any brand but Archer. But I love these books because they transport so well and are still of high quality of regular Arches watercolor paper. Try them you won't ever buy another brand, promise.
This is great paper for watercolors, just wish that the sketchbook had a little more paper.
Now I know why people love this ..
By watercolour wonder
from halifax, nova scotia
Great product and EXCELLENT customer service.....Just wish that Canadian shipping didn't require waiting for a quote.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very good quality.
The spirial is a very good feature since it sits flat.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Painterly Utahn
from Southern Utah
Bought the two sizes; love the hard cover w/coil. Very pleased with products.
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