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Color: Mustard Yellow, light green, white
Ruling: Dot Grid
Sheet Count: 192
Paper Weight: 100 gsm
Price: $18.00 (with free US shipping)
Where to buy: Baron Fig
Overall, the appearance is very much like the Confidant, just with a different colour scheme. I think it looks great!
The Three-Legged Juggler is not too shabby - it loves pencils, ballpoints, gel pens, and some rollerballs. Markers will bleed through but not feather.
The following is totally true: I experience feathering and bleeding, particularly because I use flex pens and broad nibs, but I still love using this paper. Something about it is so tactile. Writing on it, touching it, filling up the notebook (which I have now done)... it's hard to describe unless you use one yourself. Toothy, but not rough, very responsive. Very interesting.
- Opens and lies flat.
- 12 perforated pages.
- Three rulings - blank, ruled, dot grid.
- Simple, appealing design.
- Cute packaging.
- Braided bookmark is sealed at the end so it doesn't fray like it did in the original Confidant.
- Acid-free archival quality paper.
- Paper is not very fountain pen friendly.
- Lacks an elastic closure.
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I love the colours that Baron Fig chooses - they're fun and, although maybe a little weird, look pretty good. Although the paper is not completely fountain pen friendly, I love the way it feels and sounds to write on it with a fountain pen, which is exactly what I do. I use it for practicing my writing because the dot grid is ideal for me.
Like the previous Confidant, the paper tolerates gels, pencils, ballpoints, some rollerballs, and liquid acrylics/drawing & calligraphy inks quite well, so if those are your thing, that's great! Fountain pens vary - very wet or broad nibs are going to feather and bleed a lot, so the back side is not usable. I can live with bleed through and show through but feathering bothers me. That said, I love the way it feels and sounds to write on this paper, and the notebook is nearly full of my handwriting practice - all with fountain pens.
I enjoy what Baron Fig is doing - refining their notebooks through user feedback, and releasing fun ones.