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  1. Phyllis Boudreau
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I absolutely LOVE the floral papers. Thank you for asking?


  2. Silke
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:08 am

    As much as I like the soft papers with beautiful textures and bits of flowers or leaves embedded, I am having a hard time writing on them. I have made a couple of journals since I took the Coptic Stitch Workshop, but I used very normal paper, that you could run thru a printer. That way I can write and draw in the journal easily.
    That said, I am very curious to hear what kind of paper people use if they want to make a journal that can easily be written in.


  3. Judy
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:16 am

    Thanks for asking….while of course, I love decorative papers (and I may finally be running out of room as to where to store them!), I would like to mention a couple of non-decorative papers that I like using.

    Khadi Papers are made in India/Nepal with a neutral pH size. They are acid free and are either made with 100 percent cotton rag or a cotton and plant combination. They came in varying weights, and I find them PERFECT for soft cover books and for accordions. I can’t say enough good things about them. I buy mine at Talas in NYC. I also like Amate Bark papers…they also come with a lattic cut and in a number of colors…also purchase at Talas.


  4. Angie Adams
    May 7, 2019 @ 4:27 pm

    I love to recycle so I use pages from old books, scrapbooking leftovers, brown paper bags. For the covers I love to use cereal boxes, tissue boxes, food boxes (cookies etc). When I use these covers I try to make a theme that goes with the covers.


  5. Suzanne Lindfield
    May 8, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    Lovely to read everyones comments about their favourite paper. There’s so much choice out there. Like Judy above, I love Khadi paper too – for printing, watercolour and drawing in pen. For writing and drawing I also like Hahnemule, Ambassador and Fabriano Verdi (120g). In Ireland, Evans in Dublin is excellent. For paper lovers, Shepherds of London is an absolute treat.


  6. Elena
    May 31, 2019 @ 1:05 pm

    Hola como estas!! Espero sigas disfrutando del verano.
    Mis hojas preferidas son las que tienen flores de colores suaves, también lisos y a rayas de colores suaves


  7. Laurie Crino
    January 22, 2020 @ 7:01 am

    What a wonderful resource and thank you for posting! I have used Arches Textwove and love it for making paste paper and also I have used it with my laser printer to print text or images. I use it for folded pages (concertina/accordion structures) and for covering boards (from paste paper made with it). I bought some large sheets of it a few years ago and have been slowly using it up for special projects, as I heard that Arches was going to discontinue making it. I’ll have to look for more soon, or find a nice substitute! I also use 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper when I need something really sturdy that will accept inks, gesso and acrylic paint, or when I collage on the pages.


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