P2017. Codex Soft-Cover Journals. 5.9" x 8.3". 72 pages.
These gorgeous handmade paper journals from Lamali feature 72 pages of 120gsm, 100% cotton rag paper with a luscious cold press finish and deckled edges. Codex journals are assembled and bound by 4th generation Kagzi papermakers in Jaipur, India, so each journal is unique. Ideal for sketching, drawing, mixed media work, painting, writing, and more. The flexible cover features a blank label for customization. Available in three colors: Indigo, Tan, or White.
This is a beautiful book little book that feels luxurious in hand. The paper is really neat - not the cold pressed texture that I'm accustomed to but more like a linen. I tested it with watercolors, acrylics, stamps, graphite, and more, and it performed well. The paper did have some slight bleed through to the backside in one small area and also lifted if I pushed it too far, but for quick mixed media sketches, I'm very pleased. My big issue with it is that it doesn't open anywhere close to flat, even after I stretched the spine, severely limiting the use of the pages. This is a huge hindrance to an otherwise lovely sketchbook.