Rhodia Notepads are coveted by paper lovers and a favorite of architects, designers, engineers, and many more. The Rhodia No. 11 Notepad is small, but spunky. Toss it into your purse, backpack, or tote and take it wherever you go so you can jot down quick notes, a grocery list, or contact details. With 80 sheets of 80 gsm acid-free paper, it’s the perfect size for all your daily musings. Check it out here; if you want even more Rhodia, you won’t be disappointed! On EuropeanPaper.com, we have every Rhodia product you can dream for!
Didn’t win? Pick up a Leuchtturm Pocket Ruled Notebook in your favorite cover color here on EuropeanPaper.com … and don’t forget your 10% off coupon that covers your entire order! Use coupon code PERFECT10 at checkout, but don’t blink, it expires at midnight Dec. 14 (that’s tomorrow!).
Happy Holidays! As a gift from European Paper to our amazing fans, we have 10 Leuchtturm Pocket Ruled Notebooks to give away! With one of each cover color (Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Light Blue, Pink, Purple, Tan, Taupe, and White), you’ll have a chance to snag your favorite color.
Designed with the details in mind, the Leuchtturm Pocket Ruled Notebook has 185 numbered pages with a table of contents at the front for easy organization, 8 perforated pages in the back for quick notes, as well as stickers for labeling the spine and cover. The thread-bound hard cover notebook with 80 gsm acid-free paper opens flat to capture all your thoughts without fumbling around. With a matching cloth ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, plus rear expandable pocket, the Pocket Hard Cover Ruled Notebook helps keep your life in line.
Giveaway Details & Rules:
To enter, comment on this blog post and tell us what you’d use the notebook for.
Include your top 3 cover color choices.
One entry per person please.
The giveaway will close on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at midnight.
Winners will be announced Thursday, December 13, 2012!
This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
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While a lot of places are shouting about “Back to School,” we wanted to celebrate the last bits of summer first! Whether you’re at the beach, on the backcountry trail, or relaxing on your back porch in the sun, Moleskine Volants are lightweight, flexible, and can travel anywhere with you so you don’t miss that spark of inspiration. Below are a few haiku that came to us.
Giveaway: Can you whip up a haiku about summer? Share it in the comments and you could win a set of 2 Moleskine Large Plain Volant Notebooks in black! We’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday 8/8 and announce it on the blog around noon that day.
** You can submit up to three haiku. ** This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
What is a haiku?
A haiku is a Japanese poem with a total of seventeen syllables, broken into three lines (traditionally of five, then seven, then five syllables). Haiku in English don’t always follow the strict syllable count, and they can be endlessly creative, so have fun with it! Read more about haiku on Wikipedia.
The sketchbook arrived to me well packaged and once the wrapping was removed I was quite impressed with the sketchbook. The covers feel very heavy and sturdy. Unlike some other sketchbooks I’ve bought they were not bowed and so far even with the oppressive Massachusetts humidity, they have remained flat and rigid. The black covering is black plastic with a nice faux leather grain. The back cover is debossed with the Stillman & Birn logo as well as Alpha, the sketchbook series. The coils are made of nice sturdy wire and painted black to match the cover. The holes for the rings are standard sized squares. They aren’t too tight nor are they sloppy, pretty much just right.
Courtesy of Leslie Herger: ComfortableShoesStudio.com
Inside the covers are 50 leaves or 100 pages of 110 lb (150 gsm) heavy paper. The surface is a lovely cold pressed finish. When I looked at the paper I was surprised to find that Stillman & Birn refer to it as a cold press finish, as I generally think of CP paper as quite a bit rougher than these pages. It is a very subtle cold press finish. It’s quite smooth but has just enough texture to be interesting with a variety of materials. The paper is warm white in color without leaning into ivory.
I’ve tested a variety of materials on these pages and have been nothing but impressed. My fountain pens all love this paper. Ink looks great. Every color out of every pen just looks wonderful. The warm white shade really shows the colors off. Black is a nice deep black color, red pops off the page and my greys look perfectly silvery.
Courtesy of Leslie Herger: ComfortableShoesStudio.com
Officially Stillman & Birn rates this paper as “good for light washes.” Of course I had to throw that caution into the wind and really slop some watercolor onto the page. With light to moderate washes I noticed some cockling of the paper, that mostly relaxed after drying, leaving only slight waves in the pages. The pages I dumped heavy amount of watercolors reacted pretty much as expected, lots of cockling and plenty of waves even when dry. The waves in the pages did decrease after closing the sketchbook for a few hours.
A surprising thing is that with both heavy amounts of ink and watercolor there was no soak through to the reverse side of the page. Which left me with both sides of the page being useful. The only soak through that I experienced was with spray inks when applied heavily and regular bullet point Sharpies. It felt great with a variety of pencils, I was able to lay down thick layers of pencil to create deep darks without the paper falling apart. Erasing pencil was great too, the paper stood up to my erasers and erases cleanly.
Overall I’m very pleased with the Stillman & Birn Alpha series paper, it works perfectly with my style of sketching and art journaling. I have no doubt that it would survive the abuse that most mixed media art journalers would throw at its pages. I will be getting more.
Meet the Writer: Less Herger is the owner and writer behind ComfortableShoesStudio.com and co-founder of PutitonPaper.org. She’s been making art for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a day without her pen and ink.
We were absolutely THRILLED at the response all last week to the Stillman & Birn Art Journal Giveaway. We picked three random winners, one from each of the following entry possibilities: Blog comment, Twitter response, Instagram art picture. And the three art journal winners are [drumroll please] …