Notebook Review: Paperblanks 100gsm & 120gsm

Notebook Review: Paperblanks 100gsm & 120gsm

It’s been several years since I’ve tried a Paperblanks journal. I used one of their planners for a couple years but moved on to other planning systems and had sort of forgotten about Paperblanks. The most recognizable and notable aspect of Paperblanks notebooks and planners are the beautiful, often antique-inspired covers that they use which…

Pencil Review: Musgrave Heritage Collection Pencil Set

Pencil Review: Musgrave Heritage Collection Pencil Set

Do you know the joy of finding a paper tube printed to look like a pencil in your mail box? Sheer and complete bliss. The tube is the new Musgrave Heritage Collection “one dozen of our favorite pencils” ($12.75). Inside the pencil tube, is an assortment of Musgrave classics like the The Bugle and the…

Fountain Pen Review: Fountain Pen Revolution Himalaya V1 Chrome Flex (Peacock Aqua)

Fountain Pen Review: Fountain Pen Revolution Himalaya V1 Chrome Flex (Peacock Aqua)

I confess that I’ve had this pen in my queue for a long time. When I received it from Fountain Pen Revolution to write my review, I immediately filled it with ink. What I hadn’t expected was the RED ink that I used immediately stained the pale blue pen. What to do? So, I buried…

Art Supplies Review: Rikagaku Kitpas Wet-Erase Crayons

Art Supplies Review: Rikagaku Kitpas Wet-Erase Crayons

Review by Tina Koyama Years ago when I was making abstract, mixed-media collages, one of my favorite media was Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels. I don’t use them for urban sketching because the broad crayon sticks require larger paper than I want to carry, but I remember the fun of making huge scribbles,…