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Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad

Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad

Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad

$ 23.99

Score By Feature

Based on 2,504 ratings
For traveling
9.09
Sturdiness
8.88
Value for money
8.93
Durability
8.38

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Product Description

The following are bulk sketchbooks for watercolor It is divided into two parts You'll always have a watercolor sketchbook at hand with this set of sketchbooks. An ideal size for use on the go You might have heard of There's no need to wonder where you'll put it once you've packed it. Sketchers fit in any glove compartment, purse, or
You have a cold A sketchbook made with Press Watercolor Paper Wet or dry, the paper in this watercolor paper book doesn't buckle or warp, since it is 110lb (230gsm).
Watercolor journals and notebooks that are hardcover This watercolor sketchbook can be carried easily as a travel accessory due to its sturdy and durable cover. With the Cover, you can use your pages just about anywhere knowing they will be protected from bending, tearing, and
Watercolor Journal bound in natural linen A watercolor sketchbook that is hardbound with a protective cover will keep your work safe. An attractive look is achieved by the combination of beige natural linen and rounded corners.
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Questions & Answers

Is the binding designed to allow the book to lay flat when opened?

Between the signatures on the 2 I received, there is a lot of glue. You won't be able to lay it

The sketchbook is waterproof, so it should work for the rain This is a guide to What are the benefits of painting with water? What do I do if the pages begin to fall apart when I pile on the water?

As far as I am aware, I have not experienced any problems using gouache and acrylic. There is a substantial weight to the paper, and it is of good If you decide to tape off a section, be sure to use a gentle tape to prevent the paper from peeling off. I really like this

Do you have any experience using gouache on this paper?

Using this paper with gouache is a pleasure. It comes in a two-part set with a brush attachment for watercolor and a brush set for gouache, and I think it actually works better with gouache (I use less water when painting It is surprising that the paper is so good for both media!

"Outwear" is made of plastic and I discovered that it is not as good as I was expecting. Do they need to have the plastic "outwear" on them to be returned?

If you want to know the answer, you should contact the seller.

Selected User Reviews For Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks, 8.25x8.25-inch, 2-Pack, 68 Sheets, Beige Art Journal, Hardcover 110lb Paper Book, Watercolor Sketchbook for Use as Travel Journal and Mixed Media Pad

I would not recommend this
3/5

The film was really good, but I couldn't enjoy it. Although it's a nice size, opens flat, and has a nice little plastic pocket on the inside, the paper isn't one of my favorites. It buckled quite a bit with Because it has an elastic band to keep it closed, it isn't too bad. In the presence of this liquid, lifting becomes impossible due to the immediate soak in. One of the biggest issues is that the watercolor bled through the page even with only one wash. This is the first time that has happened to me with watercolor paper. Aside from being too soft, it also tends to indent easily, and erasing is a bit of a challenge. Although I used a kneaded eraser, I still had trouble getting the paper erased without shredding it. It tears up when you use washi tape to tape off the edges. This is very frustrating to use, and unfortunately I have another I may never use.

Hugh HUSSAIN
Hugh HUSSAIN
| Feb 15, 2021
Acrylics are fine for painting, but watercolors are not as successful
3/5

It is a good book for mixed media such as acrylic paint and layering paper, but when I paint with watercolor on them, there are always spots darker than the rest of the page that absorb more pigment than the rest of the page. The same thing can be seen on several pages. There is a whole line which holds that effect. Thus, it makes a bit of a difference.

Barbara Prince
Barbara Prince
| Jan 12, 2021
There's still room for improvement, but they're not too The following pros are present +Good size for traveling+elastic band keeps it closed*+the pages that aren't glued together are nice for painting*+there are three books in the set and it is nice to have them The following is a translation - I found that the paper pilled quite easily when using watercolor paper
4/5

Several page spreads do not lay flat in all 3 watercolor books due to glue seeping between the outer pages of each section which caused the pages to be glued together at the spine. Overall, these watercolor books have a lot of potential to be If I purchase from them again, there are just a few production issues I would like to be resolved- The paper quality and the amount of glue are poor.

Erick Brennan
Erick Brennan
| Feb 02, 2021
Watercolor book that is exceedingly average
3/5

In order to set the stage for this review, I would like to mention that while I am not new to watercolors, I have never really taken it seriously until now. It is my goal to understand enough about the medium to make informed choices about the techniques I use and the I also use Daniel Smith and Holbein paints, and my typical "final piece" papers are 100% cotton rag papers like Arches and Saunders Waterford. All of this is to make clear that I decided to purchase this very inexpensive watercolor journal with an extremely low price tag. Purchasing an item within a certain price range often results in people being surprised at the performance of the item. This was not what I expected to perform as well as Saunders Waterford. I did not even expect it to hold up to some simple watercolor sketches. My only expectation, and the primary reason I bought it, was that it would hold up to a few simple watercolor sketches. The notebooks were very average, and I was not impressed by them- I don't think it is great, but it is not terrible. In most cases, you should paint on the "right" or textured side of the paper. A sufficient amount of water will be taken up by the material fairly well, allowing a couple of washes, and it won't deteriorate with light weight. Paper that is white rather than ivory is much more appealing to me. The final feature of the paper is its Given that many watercolor books come with watercolor paper that is very vulnerable to buckling with light washing, this is a very nice feature. It is true that there are some negative aspects as well. Although some of the pages have been glued together, the book cannot be opened completely because some of the holes have been filled in. It seems surprising that the heavyweight paper still buckled a little given the weight to use ratio although it was a heavyweight paper. The last and most egregious point would be the "wrong" side. It is nearing the end of its usable life on the smooth, textured side. The paint started pilling as soon as I painted one coat on the smooth side. It didn't take me long to figure out that it might be paint granulation. It turned out it was in fact the paper that would fall apart after just a little activity. Since you receive 2 books, you could also conclude that you could use one side of the paper instead of both sides, keeping the 68 total pages if you used just the textured side. If this is the case, you will get less paper at a higher cost than a moleskine watercolor journal, which will perform about as well as it does. The final conclusion is that this is not a very good book. Because I am unfamiliar with Arteza products and based my expectations on their price, I was not expecting much. Some positives are evident, but a number of negatives are equally as, if not more, prominent. The price needs to drop for these sketchbooks to be a good choice for beginner watercolorists. I would suggest taking a look at some of the other watercolor books out there until then.

Memphis Montgomery
Memphis Montgomery
| Apr 24, 2021
Sketchbook of the year! I loved this book, it's great for other methods besides watercolors, I was so happy to discover colored pencils and alcohol markers are working well as well
5/5

The next time I buy these, they'll definitely be back! A perfect 10 out of 10.

Josie Weiss
Josie Weiss
| Apr 26, 2021
Washi tape doesn't adhere to this, spots when wet, and cannot be blended
3/5

The following pros are present It is durable to print pages. Curled pages press out when you close the book, but once closed they will A lot of water can be handled by it. Both sides of the painting may be painted. This is a bleed-proof print. There are a few cons to this A color sticks to the floor when you place it down. No amount of blending will make it go away. Blues and grays are of particular relevance because they are cool tones. In watercolor books, yellow and red have an easier time than whites and blacks. This is a bad thing. There is no way to handle Washi tape or Painter's Tape in this book. The fibers of the paper are lifted, causing the paint to bleed through. The final thing you notice is that when the page is wet, it gets splotchy. There are some spots that dry out, but most of them stay wet. I would like to conclude with the following statement The books I recommend do not meet my standards. The problem is that they don't blend (so they're not good for starters). Professions like law and medicine cannot rely on them.

Myra Middleton
Myra Middleton
| Jan 17, 2021
This is a dupe of Speedball's There is no difference in the appearance between this and speedball's watercolor journal, but it is much cheaper and has better There is a double-sided advertisement for it The paper is sided but the smooth and rough sides are random, and when the papers are turned over, they are both facing the same direction
4/5

A few pages bend instead of lying flat as well. However, it's a step up from the speedball version in terms of its thickness and budget price.

Rivka Dennis
Rivka Dennis
| Jan 16, 2021

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