I am trying to find the perfect watercolor sketchbook, watercolor palette, and travel brushes for a summer trip to France with 8 high school girls. Last night I painted on a Moleskin watercolor sketchbook, with a palette I made from an old Prang watercolor kit filled with Utrecht watercolor paint. This is my result.
Oops, the picture has the Koi palette, but I used the Prang one. I didn't love the Moleskin. Notice how the paper curls up. The paper also had a texture I didn't care for, and I wish the paper had been a little heavier. It might have prevented the curl. But the final result was not too bad. I did use masking tape to create a border and the tape stuck to the paper. This sketchbook paper has perforations so you can easily remove the painting from the book if you like. Personally I like to fill up a sketchbook. I have other books and palettes to try. I will post those soon.