The paper is made by Fabriano, an Italian paper manufacturer that produces quality paper since 1264. It is a strong 300 gsm (140lb) cold pressed watercolor paper. It is designed speciffically for wet media such as watercolor, guache, acrylics and ink. It has neutral PH and it is also acid free and chlorine free.
I made this journal with 40 pages (counting both sides), of this unique paper, and it will be the joy of any watercolor artist, art journaler, mixed media artist or painter. Its back has special reinforcements, resistant to water , that also permit the book to open flat. The spine is made from strong man made leather in brown. The covers are made of Kraft chipboard, that you can leave intact or decorate at your heart's will. The journal closes with a matching elastic band. Its size is appr 13.5 x 19.5 cm (5 6/16 x 7 10/16 inches), perfect to be constantly carried in a bag, and big enough to accomodate your vision.
It is a perfect gift for watercolor artists, mixed media artists, writers and people who need a good quality journal. It can be used as a sketchbook, an art journal, a notebook, a diary, or for every occassion a special book is needed.
When I started to use wet media in my journals, I was disapointed by many watercolor pads. The paper was not strong enough, or it could not absorb watercolors adequately or the paint would lose its vibrancy when dry. The good watercolor papers were really expensive and I was afraid to experiment and "waste" them. I researched the market, for many years, until I found the perfect paper. It is strong, accepts watercolors and other wet media perfectly and it is really good in all my mixed media experiments both wet and dry. The last few years, it is the only paper I use.