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« on: February 26, 2008 10:53:06 PM »

I'm looking to start to make journals.. and i want to use 100% recycled paper.. but it seems like the most affordable and most attainable is 20 pound paper but i feel like it may be too thin.. is 20lp paper an acceptable thickness for DIY journals?


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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008 03:16:48 PM »

I use 20lb paper for my reconned journals all the time and it works just fine. Smiley So yeah, you can use that kind for them. :]
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008 10:37:13 PM »

I'm looking to start to make journals.. and i want to use 100% recycled paper.. but it seems like the most affordable and most attainable is 20 pound paper but i feel like it may be too thin.. is 20lp paper an acceptable thickness for DIY journals?


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Hi MorganJesse - 20# paper is probably okay if you are only going to use pencils, chalks, or non-bleeding markers. If you want a paper that will stand up to heavy layers of acrylic paints, gel mediums, etc. - a paper that won't wrinkle and can really take a beating I highly recommend 140# index. It is made my Wausa - if you have a paper supply company in your area they should stock it. I use it in all my journals. Or you can also use a more accessible 140# cold pressed water color paper that most art stores (and craft stores) stock.

Hope this helps you make a decision.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011 01:29:23 PM »

Hey, I found this thread in a search and I'm just dropping by to say THANK YOU to jolenemarie for suggesting I look for an actual paper company and try 140# index paper! This paper is just fabulous to paint and layer on and really affordable, only $15 for 250 letter size pages.
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