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Will J Bailey

Handmade Sketchbook with Saunders Waterford 300gsm Watercolour Paper Mini Softback 19x14cm

Handmade Sketchbook with Saunders Waterford 300gsm Watercolour Paper Mini Softback 19x14cm

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I designed this handmade hardback sketchbook with 300gsm Saunders Waterford watercolour paper especially for artists, after I couldn't find one for myself.

The 100% cotton, mould-made, heavy weight paper is far superior to the cheap machine-made, wood pulp-based paper found in most sketchbooks. It is highly stable and durable, with a refined surface, resists warping with wet media, and can be worked on both sides.

As standard I use Hot Press Extra White because it is the most versatile surface; smooth enough for ink drawing yet textured enough for charcoal; suitable for highly-detailed painting in watercolour, gouache and acrylic, and oils too if primed first.  I also offer Cold Press Extra White for artists who prefer thicker, softer, more absorbent paper with a rougher texture.

12 pages / 24 sides, hand-sewn with waxed thread into a softback cover made from 300gsm Bockingford watercolour paper bonded to premium archival buckram.

Small, lightweight and flexible, it is perfect for travelling or for smaller projects.

Paper size: 19x14cm portrait. May either be deckled/torn on all sides, or on two sides with a cut bottom edge. May contain a watermark on up to two pages.

All books are entirely hand-made by me in my London studio.  If you need a specific size, cover or paper please get in touch.



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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Customer service was amazing! Love the book

Toni Johnson
Soft cover and hard covered sketch books

I always love the craftsmanship of Will’s sketchbook. He also uses my favorite watercolor paper…Saunders Waterford. Both sketchbooks are awesome but I enjoy the soft cover for travel. It fits nicely in a backpack, lies flat, and the paper quality is amazing.

Thank you so much for your kind review Toni, and for your repeat business - I really appreciate it

Deborah Stenberg-Service

beautiful sketchbook

Thank you Deborah!