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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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My Go-To sketchbooks!
from Addy, WA
Comments about Mitz TerraSkin Sketch Pads and Journals:
I've tried all of the available stone papers (calcium carbonate) due to my interest in mineralogy, plus the plastic Yupo papers - Mitzi Terraskin stone paper is the best for my use for graphite, colored pencils, ink, watercolor washes, watercolor pencils, and tinted graphite pencils. Watercolor washes must be applied delicately, as they float on the paper's surface, but Terraskin has more tooth than the other stone papers, allowing much more flexibility in your chosen medium. The natural color floating allows simulation of texture for my landscapes and wildlife sketches - it's perfect for bird feather patterns! I use workable fixative spray for pencil sketching to prevent smudging, and it works perfectly. The paper is heavy enough to prevent flapping in all but the heaviest of winds, and the pads are comfortable to work with in your lap, seated on the ground, if necessary!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Experimenting is fun again!
from Pittsburgh, PA
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.
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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