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    what mediums can a thin page moleskine take?

    Hey, Ive had my moley for a few months now. I havent been able to get a thick paged moley as of yet (money issues) Im just wondering what mediums can the sketchbook take or what work well? I thought I should ask here before I completley soak my book with water colours.

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    are you refering to the sketchbook or the unlined notebook?
    My teacher has used water colors in his sketchbook just fine. No bleeding or anything.
    Though when i used an unlined notebook even a rollerball pen went through so i doubt water color would work to well.

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    For the most part, the thinner the page the more wrinkled it'll be. Best suited for dry media. Unless it's something like tracing paper taped down onto a drawing pad/board... but it's not.

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    MØL35K9E pages are great for marble sculptures and lost wax casting

    seriously... if you put enough gesso on it to prime you can do pretty much whatever you want
    but it might mess up the rest of the book unless you're super duper careful with your media application.
    i.e. turpenoid / linseed oil on top of gesso but getting onto the binding could be very disastrous in the long run ... i.m.o. stick with acrylic or guache on gesso'd pages, with guoache you don't need to prime usually, but this is only on the thicker variety.

    in my experience watercolor didn't work too well with the smoother bristol style paper.

    These pages take the abuse of alcohol based ink application famously however.
    best of luck with your MØL35K9E


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    yeah i gesso mine and i can use water color or acrylic. when there ungessoed they ripple and i wouldnt do to may layers of water color.

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    someone has to make a moleskin appreciation thread. if there was a hole in mine, i'd hit it!

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