Strathmore generously sent me one of their grey toned sketchbooks for review purposes. I also purchased some of their toned tiles to supplement this review. The sketchbook they sent was the 400 series grey toned hardbound sketchbook, the softcover is also available on Amazon. Strathmore offers hardbound, softcover, wire bound, pads and even cards & tiles all in several convenient sizes and in both grey and tan paper.
Since this sketchbook only calls for dry media, I used my Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and Staedtler Pigment Liners to create the art in this review. The paper is 118gsm and great for pencil crayons, fountain pens, graphite and even markers. If however, you would like to use traditional watercolors with this kind of toned journal, all you have to do is upgrade to their mixed media paper. It comes in both grey & tan, pads and journals. The mixed media toned paper journal is a new offering from Strathmore and was not yet available when I first requested a review copy of Strathmore’s toned sketchbooks… READ MORE