Working on Magnani Pecia.
Above: Page spread in a journal I made with Magnani Pescia Pale Blue paper. A Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch with Stabilo Tones applied over the sketch. (That's gold Brilliance rubberstamp ink and an office rubberstamp impression that were already on the page.) This is the same Toucan I was sketching the other day.
Just a quick post today to celebrate this glorious robin's egg blue paper! Magnani Pescia is a soft paper. When binding it I find that it doesn't do well with casebound methods as it tends to pull apart where the glue holds the signatures together. However it is great for sewn-on-the-spine books. My end-of-the-year journal was a journal just like those shown at the link, only it contained only 2 signatures (32 pages).
Despite its softness I found that this paper held up well to the finger smoothing I get into when I am using Stabilo Tones. (The vertical line near the gutter on the verso page is the impression of the cover hinge—I should have put something behind this first page when pressing so hard with my fingers! The intense lighting of the scan really highlights this.)
I also found that the paper held up to the wetting of the first layer of pigment.
This 100 percent cotton printmaking paper is available in 22 x 30 inch sheets (300 gms). Its surface is described by Daniel Smith's Catalog as "smooth cold press" and I'd go along with that. It's fun to write on…well more on all that in coming days. This was supposed to be short.
You can find this paper in a lot of places. I've purchased it locally from Wet Paint, and mail order from Daniel Smith.
Note: As for the text on the page, it's an actual phone conversation I had with an appointment desk clerk.