Paper Review: Midori Autumn Silk Screen Printed Pads

When browsing for paper recently, I was absolutely taken with the Midori Autumn Silk Screen Printed Pads ($7.00-9.50). The designs were beautiful, and the message pad and letter pad (with matching envelopes) called to me. I ended up purchasing the Japanese Maple Message Pad ($7.00) and the Dahlia Letter Pad ($9.50). These top bound pads…

Notebook Review: Good Inkpressions A5 (Splendorgel Paper)

Notebook Review: Good Inkpressions A5 (Splendorgel Paper)

Good Inkpressions is a notebook company in Spain that is focusing on a wide array of fountain pen friendly notebooks that features well-known papers like Tomoe River and Clairefontaine but also a “new to me” paper called Splendorgel. I was excited to see that Good Inkpressions was stocking Tomoe River and Clairefontaine but I was…

Sketchbook Review: 8 Random Sketchbooks (including HOT TAKES)

Sketchbook Review: 8 Random Sketchbooks (including HOT TAKES)

I recently realized I had accumulated quite a stack of sketchbooks to review. I was not sure the best way to present them so I decided to just review them altogether. There are EIGHT different sketchbooks from seven different companies and include different types of paper, binding methods, number of pages, price points and other…

Paper Review: Stonehenge Legion Mini Artist Pad Sample Set, Part 2

Paper Review: Stonehenge Legion Mini Artist Pad Sample Set, Part 2

Review by Tina Koyama If you missed Part 1 of my review of the Stonehenge Legion Mini Artist Pad Sampler Set, you might want to start there. Part 1 gives an overview of the whole collection and includes a review of seven papers. Today I’ll cover the remaining papers. Although six pads in the sample…

Our FREE Downloadable Guide Sheets: Turn a Blank Notebook into a Lined Notebook

Updated: October 27, 2019 H. C. Marks (@HCMarks) on Twitter asked “do you know of any stencils with which to draw ruled lines in blank notebooks?” I have something so much better, at least in my humble opinion. I use a sheet of lined paper that I tuck under my blank page to create perfectly…