A few weeks ago I received a package in the mail. It was totally unexpected, and seeing that it was from Karen at Exaclair, I knew it would be something exciting. And…oh…it was!
So this giveaway is all from Exaclair! I’m only hosting, and happy to be doing so. Thank you, Karen!
· Small-5.8x8,26 in(148 x 210 mm)
· Large-8.3x11.7 in (21 x 29,7 cm)
· 30 sheets
· Acid-free paper
· Color-coordinated double wire coil
· Clear Acetate cover with watermark & images
· Paper weight-83 lb. (180 g)
· Elastic Band (fastened with grommets)
· Sturdy Cardboard backing
· Made in France by Clairefontaine
Look and Feel:
The look is marvelous! The cover has a mix of photos, pattern design and watermarks with a blend of natural, Asian and nautical elements. All of these are pulled together with an acute color-coordination that is just awesome. Even the wire coils are chosen with an eye to the color.
I colored lightly with a Neocolor II wax pastel and a No. 2 pencil, so you can get a little idea of the texture of the paper (front).
I don’t usually go for a sharp, bold contrast but I wanted to show that you get a clear, crisp line with your pen, so I went for less delicate shading, and more of a wood-cut look to illustrate my new tangle pattern Nolashrim.
Giveaway closed 3/13/12 .
Oh, and if the winner uses their prize as a sketchbook, Karen would love a photo of their work to be used in a blog post with credit and a link to them.