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The acid-free, European-made paper in Pentalic Aqua Journals is the perfect weight and texture for watercolor journaling.
Six "signatures" are sewn into a beautiful landscape-format hardcover journal so the pages lie flat when the book is open. An elastic brush holder is attached to the top of the book, perfect for holding a travel brush (not included).
The Aqua Journal is fitted with Pentalic's signature ribbon marker, elastic band closure, and storage pocket.
Available in a variety of sizes, each Pentalic Aqua Journal contains 48 pages of 140 lb (300 gsm), FSC-certified paper sourced from well-managed forests.
Aqua Journal and Travel Brush Set
Capture quick studies, notes, and impressions in the studio or in the field with the Pentalic Aqua Journal Travel Set. The journal measures 8" × 5" (20 cm × 13 cm) and contains 48 pages of 140 lb (300 gsm), pH-neutral watercolor paper that is also the perfect weight for journaling. An elastic brush holder positioned at the top of the book holds a Round Protege White Nylon Travel Brush, Size 7.
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Great sketchbook and brush
from San Antonio, Tx
Comments about Pentalic Aqua Journals:
Great for mat for sketching. Paper is very nice, with perfect sizing, works great with pencil, pen, and watercolor. The travel brush works really well, holds a point nicely, and holds plenty of water.
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Quality value and made well.
By The Sketcher
from Matthews, NC
Great for your studio or plein air.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this product again and again
from Boston MA
Would buy again
from North Carolina
Perfect size excellent quality watercolor journal for urban sketching or plein aire painting. Lightweight packs easily. I am very happy with product purchase. Also included a rather nice paintbrush. Arrived timely in excellent condition.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Best sketchbook for pen & watercolor!
from Outer Banks
This is about the 10th sketchbook I've tried, and I've finally found one I love! It is hard to find a sketchbook that will work for both ink (pen) and watercolor. This paper easily handles juicy washes, calligraphy and felt tip pens, and even dip pens and inks! I have found the paper to be a bit thirsty which makes it harder to rub or lift out even nonstaining pigments, but I can deal with it by working a bit wetter than I normally would.Pentalic is coming out with larger sizes and more formats this fall (2016), so Blick, please carry those! And I could sure use an option without the travel brush also. (Hint hint! :)
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watercolor & dip pen with walnut ink
watercolor, watercolor pencils & fountain pen
Fits in your pocketbook, backpack, or briefcase!
from New Hampshire
I love to make a preliminary sketch, and watercolor painting, on-site to get the richest, most lively results in my final piece. This pad and small, collapsible, travel brush is the perfect option! I will add this to my travel paint set when I go from NH to WY to visit family...there's a lot to paint out there! It also gives me a permanent record of my travel experiences.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent quality book
By Oakland Doug
from Oakland CA
Great for quick sketches and studies. Good quality paper and excellent brush. I just hope that the book will be available without the brush, because I don't want to have to pay for a brush that I already have.
Great paper, great brush!
By Pete K
from Sacramento, CA
These journals have the best watercolor of any I have tried, wonderful paper, truly glorious for watercolor painting.The Connoisseur Protege white nylon travel brush that comes with this combo package is delightful. It's beefy enough for broad strokes, holds a great point for detail work, and is nice and springy without being excessively stiff. The handle is slimmer than some others, sightly fatter than the size of a pencil, which I find nice when I hold it.I have used these journals before but didn' have one of these nice brushes until now. I like it quite a bit.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great (watercolor/sketching) Journal
I love this little journal which I use for watercolor and happy that Dick Blick offers it.- Very good paper quality- Accepts watercolor nicely- Book lays flat when opened- The accompanied (#7 round) travel paint brush is a bonus :)It would be nice if Pentalic offered a larger journal with the same paper quality (140 lb). They do offer 130 lb paper in their 'Nature Sketch Book' in larger sizes. It's paper is nice too, but just not quite as good their little 'Journal'. Still, I don't think you would be disappointed with that book either.Happy Painting, Drawing, Sketching to all!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I would definitely buy this again!
By Nature Girl
from Boston, MA
The price on sale was very good. Layout is great with excellent paper quality for watercolors. Pages lay flat and both sides can be used. I wish this were available in stores to avoid high shipping fees. However, I would still buy it again at that price.
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