Friday, May 13, 2016

Folded Sketchbooks and Altoids Mini Palettes

A week's work in their sketchbooks. All these palettes and folded books were handmade by my watercolor students recently. Then they filled them with daily sketches!
Can you see why I am so proud of my students? 


  1. I love that they made their own sketchbooks and palettes. How large are the sketchbooks? What paper do you recommend for them to use? I love Arches but it doesn't do well when you fold it. lol

    1. Thank you, Joan. The sketchbooks are 7x30" with 5" folds. I recommend Fabriano Artistico or Studio 140 lb. paper, or Stillman and Birn Beta 180 lb. Unlike Arches, the folds never "crack".