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Made from mineral powder and a non-toxic resin, the unique stone-based paper in Mitz TerraSkin Sketch Pads and Journals works with a wide variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, ink, markers, colored pencils, silverpoint, and crayons. It also works well with watercolors, acrylics, oils, encaustics, and mixed media.
The paper is waterproof, tear-resistant, bleedproof, and durable. Markers and inks won't bleed through, which means you can use both sides of every sheet. Both the pads and journals can be rolled up for easy transport — they flatten out within minutes!
The sketch pads are spiral-bound on the long side and the journals are spiral-bound on the short side (top). Each holds 30 sheets of natural white paper. The sheets are approximately 120–150 lb (8 pt).
9½" × 7"
24 cm × 18 cm
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® TerraSkin is a registered trademark.
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Experimenting is fun again!
from Pittsburgh, PA
Comments about Mitz TerraSkin Sketch Pads and Journals:
I was eager to try encaustic on paper, and TerraSkin seemed the place to start. The small size of the journal is perfect for experimenting with techniques, and I'm loving the effects I'm getting. Will definitely size up to the full sheets soon! Great product for all sorts of materials.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Worth a try
from Ewing, NJ
I found this surface to be quite different from the watercolor papers I normally use. I think the trick is learning how little water is needed...or perhaps in learning how to control the water's effects. Terraskin works niceky with markers, pens and inks. I bought the spiral book, and have been using it to test various techniques. I have never used yupo, so I don't know how that compares--but apparently, it is similar.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
dreamy clean surface
from waterford, michigan
I was determined to find an alternate surface to paint on and I found it in this TerraSkin sketchpad. Oddly enough the face side of the smaller sketch pad would not take watercolor at all, but the reverse side accepted it with ease. I did not have that experience with the large sketch pad. I recommend trying both. it's a dreamy clean surface to glide your transparent images across, and if you use a light hand, you can even get a second layer down! I just LOVED playing with these!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Nice paper, but it is NOT 16 point!
I am enjoying experimenting with this paper for my fine art, but I had ordered the sketchpad thinking it was quite heavyweight (based on both Blick's catalog and this website, which says the paper is 16 pt / 300-340 pound paper), and it is NOT. On the back cover of the pad it says quite clearly "8 pt 150 pound".It is fluid and drape-y, unlike any other paper I've ever used; soft charcoal does well on it, as does ink. Be aware that you won't be able to erase marks you've made on it.
Pretty good sketchpad
from Toledo Ohio
Pro: takes pencil marks smoothly like a plate surface.Con: I am unable to completely erase marks from a #2 pencil using either a kneaded or white eraser. More of the mark remains compared to erasing on ordinary paper. For me this is a deal breaker. Ink from permanent markers gives crisp edges but dries more slowly than on cellulose based paper so be careful to avoid smearing.It is heavier than cellulose based sketchpads.
from chitown, IL
I love this journal. It has a great cover and the pages are awesome. I am ordering more of these.
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