A long time ago there was an Italian notebook that featured multicolored pages and then it was immediately discontinued so it became impossible to find so I never got a chance to try it out. When I saw the NAVA Designs “My Colors” Book ($16) which featured an exposed coptic binding with a rainbow of colored paper signatures, I knew I had to give it a try.
The notebook is A5 sized notebook with 192 pages and six different colors of paper. The papers are all perforated for easily removed. The covers are cardstock, 360gsm. The interior pages are 192gsm.
The first thing I wanted to try was colored pencils. I like using the opaque colors from colored pencils on the bright colored paper. I got some good contrast with both lighter and darker pencils.
Between each section of color is a splash of contrasting color.
The pops of color and the paper being a little smaller is really interesting.
When I tried all my regular pens that I used for testing, the paper in the My Colors Book, I didn’t have any issues with feathering. Obviously, some ink is too light to show up on some of the colors of paper but generally, the paper is amazing and fun.
On the reverse, there was no bleed through. And I thought I’d share all the tools I used. There was a lot.
If you are looking for a fun notebook for doodling, sketching or collage, I think the My Colors Book would be a good option. The price is good. The only downside is the type on the cover and I wish the cover paper stock was a little heavier.