Review: Cresent Rendr no show thru paper

I’ve been really anxious about this new paper (that can’t be found in the Netherlands) because it happens to be a paper that doesn’t show thru on the other side. I saw this video of Love Tea Cup Kisses where she showed her Rendr sketchbook and I was SOLD!

I’ve been tossing and turning about whether to buy it or not but the shipping costs were INSANE. Finally I found something that was worth it and it was the only one left! I made a little ‘notebook’ out of it so that it was easier to handle.

Now I didn’t do any research or something, I just wanted it so badly and find out how this paper works. So here are my findings:

Ecoline: the colors are bright but it bleeds.img_6943-copy

(Liquitex) Black ink: isn’t as black as it gets on other paper and it bleeds when you use to much.
Steadtler Pigment Liners: Works great!
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Staedtler Metallic Markers: Works great!
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Pentel Color Brush (waterbase): Bleeds but is Ok. I wouldn’t use it if I didn’t have to.
Copic Markers: On my opinion the colors do fade a little when you use it on the paperand it bleeds but the blending is great!
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(Schmincke) Watercolors: A big no no. Colors are different and it gets a really ugly papergrain.
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Ecoline brush pens: Awesome colors. Works great!
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Other side of the paper:
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I think that the conclusion is obvious: It only works with non watery media, which claims it does. But it does work with markers.
AND it really doesn’t show on the other side! Which is like OH MY GOD awesome! Want to try out yourself? You can ship it from America but if you really want to use watercolors, this is not the paper for you.

Questions? Hit me!

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New handmade notebook

I made my own notebook because I am really trying to find great quality watercolor notebooks that are not way too expensive or only available in the States. Shipping to the Netherlands is just bananas on most of the sites that I’ve found what I was looking for so I decided to make my own with paper that I’m already happy with.

Oh by the way, I bought myself a binding machine (5 euros second hand) and I am going to use that technique more I think. The technique I used now was with glue and it’s really time consuming.

What do you think?

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