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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Rhodia Pads

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from Kate: Rhodia Pads

“Having the right tools when learning a new skill is essential to maintain engagement and mitigate frustration. When I started learning calligraphy, I was constantly trying new papers to practice on and eventually fell in love with Rhodia for its performance as an economical and wonderfully smooth paper for pens. Rhodia makes grid, lined, blank and dot grid pads and books in so many sizes and formats it is hard to pick just one. For calligraphy practice I use the grid, but keep blank ones nearby for freehand design work and dot pads for geometric doodling. Whether using metal nib or fiber tip pens, the reliable surface that Rhodia provides is joy to have at hand.”

Rhodia Pads

The French notebooks with a cult following! Rhodia is known for high quality, exacting standards and timeless design. These economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers, writers, notebook fans and people who like to use graph paper for notes, sketching and hand drafting. People love them for their smooth paper & iconic cover- the classic orange has been around since 1934! Today, they have expanded their selection to include blank, lined, and dot paper and are available in a variety of formats, colors, and styles.  Click here to see our selection of Rhodia Pads!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Decomposition Books

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from Tina: Michael Roger Press Decomposition Books

“These are built like the composition notebooks you’re used to buying for school, but the ruled pages in these journals are made with 100% post-consumer waste, and the variety of interesting cover designs are printed with soy inks which contain fewer volatile organic compounds than the usual petroleum-based inks. These notebooks are great for journaling and note taking on any and all subjects, and though they are either ruled or gridded, they are fun for sketching, too.”

Michael Roger Press Decomposition Books

This line features clever cover designs and a number of eco-friendly attributes, including: 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages; and soy ink printing, which contains fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than regular, petroleum-based ink and is also easier to recycle. Includes 80 Sheets (160 Pages) of college-ruled paper. Made in USA

Click here to see all the options!  Plus, for Earth Day, we have them all 20% off now thru 4/24/16!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Fabriano Ecoqua

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from the owner of Wet Paint, Beth: Fabriano Ecoqua Pocket Journal

“I have found small notebooks to be life savers.  I keep one with all my computer cheat sheets.  I keep another that are just my ongoing “to do” list and “follow up” lists.  These little notebooks fit into a hip pocket easily.  When I want to remember something, I just write it down rather than trying to keep a running list in my head.  It is part of my mindfulness training, less multi-tasking, more thoughtfulness of just doing one thing.  The little books are tactile and its way more interesting to use a nice pen or pencil than type into a phone.”

Fabriano Ecoqua Pocket Journal

These sweet little 3.5″ x 5.5″ minimalist notebooks – grouped economically in 4 packs of warm or cool colored covers – are convenient go-to journals that you’ll want to stash in every bag. EcoQua pads are perfect for writing and drafting with pencil, ballpoint pens, fountain pens, and marker pens. Made in Italy of Environmentally-friendly, FSC certified paper that’s Chlorine-free, acid-free, and completely recyclable. Choose from blank or dotted paper. Click here to see our selection of Ecoqua!

 

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Kunst & Papier Binder Sketchbook

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick of the day comes from Paul: Kunst & Papier Binder Sketchbook

“My favorite sketchbook is the Kunst & Papier Binder Sketchbook.  The paper is perfect for my pencil sketching and will take light washes of watercolor.  Also it lays flat so I can draw across the seam.”

Kunst & Papier Binder Sketchbook

The sewn and gauze-spliced bindings of the K&P make for a strong and durable sketchbook. This unique binding method allows the books to open flat and beyond without damage to the binding. The heavyweight acid-free paper is an excellent support for all dry media and is suitable for water-based markers and light washes. It is also pH buffered lignin and chlorine-free.

On the outside, gray binders board covers are bound with linen spines. These distinctive spines are available in five different colors.  The books themselves are available in a variety of popular sizes.

Click here to see all the styles in this line of sketchbooks!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Holbein Croquis Memo Pad

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from Verra: NEW Holbein Croquis Memo Pads

“Everybody needs to have a Croquis Memo Pad in their pad collection.  My personal favorite cover has the man in the ‘Gesso Hot Tub.’  The paper in this pad would be a lovely choice for pen and ink- the surface is very smooth allowing for ink to glide endlessly.”

Holbein Croquis Pads & Books

The creative and unique theme designs make the Croquis Book and Pad line from Holbein a new favorite. Each pad includes 70 sheets of natural white 60g drawing paper that is neutral pH. With cover illustrations and designs by well-known Japanese artists, plus the economical price, these are sure to stand out when choosing your next pad.

Click here to see the entire line of Croquis Pads & Books!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Prat Flexbook Sketchbook

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from Anna: Prat Flexbook Sketchbook

“I’ve been using the Prat flexbook sketchbook for daily drawings for my blog and I love it! The smooth heavyweight paper is ideal for pens and markers and I can easily erase pencil marks from the page. It’s not called a flexbook for nothing! The binding is incredibly flexible, making my drawings easy to scan.”

Check out Anna’s blog “Sketchy Attire” here!

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Prat Flexbook Sketchbook

Deluxe European notebook with a patented 360° binding.
-Cover: Fedrigoni Savile Row Tweed uncoated board with a fabric texture (cotton, FSC certified, chlorine-free, free of heavy metals, neutral pH)
-Inside: Munken Special white paper, 170 gms (FSC certified, PEFC, chlorine-free, acid-free, free of heavy metals, biodegradable and recyclable)
-80 blank pages
-Black inside cover and fly leaf
-Each book is subject to individual quality control
-Made in Greece with care and sustainable practices

Click here to shop the sizes and colors!

 

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Bee Creative Sketchbook

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick of the day comes from our newest office member, Jorden: Bee Creative Sketchbooks

“As I’ve started to explore new mediums, I thought I should start with a pad that could handle a variety of them. The Bee Creative Mixed Media pad fits the bill as it is a sturdy pad that handles printmaking techniques, traditional dry media, inks, watercolor, and collage. It has nicely textured paper placed between sturdy and presentable black chipboard covers, and a double wire binding so it can lay flat.”

Bee Creative Sketchbooks

New “Bee Creative” spiral bound artists books from Bee Paper recently arrived at Wet Paint and they look and feel great!  Available in 3 sizes – including 8” square! – and 4 paper types, you’re sure to find the perfect journal for whatever medium you’re working with!  Choose from Marker, Mixed Media (pictured with Jorden), Colored Pencil, and Watercolor papers.  All feature perforated, acid free paper and spiral, lay flat binding with a sturdy, black, blind embossed cover. Plus, now thru 4/30/16 they are all 25% off MSRP! Click here to shop all the options!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Stonehenge Lightweight

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick is from Justin: Stonehenge Lightweight Pad

“One of my newer favorite papers is the Stonehenge Lightweight pads.  I love the durability of this paper, which is 100% cotton.  It handles pen & ink with very little feathering.  I love it!”

 

Stonehenge Lightweight Pads

Machine made in the USA, Stonehenge Lightweight is a 135gsm, 100% cotton paper that has the same outstanding quality characteristics as the heavier weight 250gsm Stonehenge. This is the optimum sheet for the artist that specializes in fine drawing and prefers a lighter weight quality paper. Excellent surface for all fine drawing techniques: colored pencil, graphite, pastel, charcoal, offset lithography, and limited edition book printing. Available in large sheets or 11×14 or 9×12 pads.

 

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: HBJ Travelogue Watercolor

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from Chris: HandBook Journal Co. Travelogue Watercolor

“This watercolor journal by HandBook Journals is light and durable.  Great for travel journaling and sketching on the go.  With a pocket in the back for treasures and a linen cover, it’s handy AND good-looking!”

HandBook Journal Co. Travelogue Watercolor

Bound in natural linen, these journals offer watercolorists an attractive and practical option for travel painting. Inside are 60 pages of soft-white, acid-free, 200 gsm watercolor paper with a pleasing cold-press finish. All of the thoughtful Travelogue details are included from the durable elastic closure to the clear pocket tucked inside the back cover. Click here to see all the sizes!

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Wet Paint Staff Pick of the Day: Bee Paper 808 Super Deluxe Sketchbook

We have such a wide and ever-expanding selection of journals/notebooks/pads at Wet Paint, we thought it would be fun to feature some of our staff favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about what we stock and maybe find a new favorite for yourself!

Today’s staff pick comes from the Amanda Zon: Bee Paper 808 Super Deluxe Sketchbook

“Why do I love the 808? Because it’s Super Deluxe!  Bee Paper calls it the only sketchbook you’ll ever need, and it may as well be.  It can handle just about anything I throw at it, sometimes literally!”

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Bee Paper 808 Super Deluxe Sketchbooks

The only sketchbook you’ll ever need! Heavyweight 93 lb. (150 gsm) NpH archival quality drawing paper is well-rounded for mixed media. This natural white sheet has two distinct surfaces. The top side of the sheet has tooth for dry media and works well as a cold pressed watercolor sheet. The bottom side is fabulous with pen and ink and works well as a hot pressed sheet for watercolor and other mixed media. The double wire binding creates a flat surface, allowing the artist to draw across the page. The water-resistant cover can be personalized with acrylics to make your journal your own! Extra heavyweight 100% recycled chipboard back is perfect for field work.  Click here see all the sizes we stock!

 

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