Saturday, April 3, 2010
Thoughts on Moleskines
Originally uploaded by micisip
Good Morning all!
This wonderful picture is from an amazing artist on Flickr that I follow.
I chose this picture because it is the exact reason why I was so frustrated with my first Moleskine. The binding just didn't hold. This is the "purple one", the Sketchbook. Yes, it has wonderfully thick pages, but for the layers of media I throw at it, it just didn't work for me.
I am now using a thinner page version. I've been strategically gluing pages together so that the binding doesn't crack. This hasn't really helped the paint seepage that happens, but so far no cracking. The thinner pages have also given me the option to rip them and created flaps and pockets, which I love to do. I'm really happy with this journal so far... but I'm only 18 pages in. ;)
I also have a watercolour version of Moleskine. I have only used a few pages in it, and I'm trying to keep it as a playground for just WC's rather than the normal Mixed Media I do.
Here are a few more pages from my loving Moleskine journal:
I hope this was somewhat helpful. :)