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These unique softcover sketchbooks hold 46 sheets of a luminescent toned paper that supports a wide range of dry and wet media.
Stillman & Birn Nova Mixed Media Sketchbooks are ideal for colored pencils, inks, gel pens, paint markers, watercolors, gouache, chalk pastels, oil pastels, watersoluble graphite, charcoal, Conté crayons, colored dry pigments, and watercolor pencils. The paper holds ink lines without feathering and supports multiple erasures without pilling.
93 lb (150 gsm).
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Toned Mixed Media Paper!
Comments about Stillman & Birn Nova Mixed Media Sketchbooks:
I'd been looking forever for a toned sketchbook to use for watercolor/gouache, and I finally found it! This thing is awesome!!Pros: The surface takes watercolor very well, much better than you would expect for a thin mixed media paper. No pilling, no sloughing off of the surface; you can pile on the layers and scrub away (within reason of course). The texture is mild and pleasant, enough texture for watercolor, but smooth enough for a good drawing experience too. Cons: The paper is somewhat thin, so even though the surface holds up great to watercolor, significant buckling is inevitable when using heavy washes. I work small so this doesn't bother me, but keep it in mind when working larger. Thin paper = more pages, so it's a trade-off I guess. Overall I'm extremely happy with my sketchbook. I'd personally prefer thicker paper, but that's just because I use it primarily for watercolor.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great quality again and again!
Once again Stillman and Birn have out done the competition. I love their books and usually use the Beta and Zeta books as my main sketchbooks of choice. Now I have to add one more to that list. I picked up a grey 8x10 and I have been loving it. The paper isn't as thick as their beta or zeta but it's still pretty thick and as far as I know it's the thickest toned sketchbook out there. I've used colored pencil and blended with oderless mineral spirits, I've used gouache, watercolor, and India ink markers. So far it takes the abuse no problem. Using a lot of water I did get some buckling, but I expect that with any sketchbook that you soak. Over all it is one of my new favorites and I'll pick up a black one soon as well.
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from Chicago, IL
This is my new favorite sketchbook! I purchased the Beige one and am very happy with it. I've been using pen and watercolor on it, and the paper holds it really well. It does not bleed through to the other side even though I put multiple washes on it. Will be buying again.
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