I have a hard time with cold press paper myself, it just doesn't hold up to all of the water I tend to use and often starts pilling. These 2 brands are good, I probably work in these the most.
Here are my Strathmore Journals:
|These are great because they have a tear off paper cover and underneath is a beautiful brown sturdy cover.|
This is also a great option if you are going to do an art journal challenge,
I used this method to bind all of my pages from the Lifebook Course that I took in 2015. This was a year long course where you have weekly lessons from all different mixed media teachers. Each lesson project is done on an individual piece of paper and then you bind them all into a book at the end of the year. In this case I punched each page with a hole punch and then used purchased rings to hold it all together.
(if you are interested in Lifebook I have provided a link up in the left hand corner)
I found this awesome journal at a local Japanese Stationary store called Kinokinaya. It is called Art spiral. It is a whopping 16 by 13 (a really odd size by western standards) and spiral bound in the center.
The paper is some type of thirsty watercolor paper. I really love it.
Next week we will talk about supplies! See you there!