Friday, February 1, 2013

Zeta & Silks

This month sees the launch of Stillman & Birn's new Zeta Series sketchbooks.These new books contain an amazing heavyweight smooth surface paper of 180lb's.

Smooth surface paper is by far my favorite and at last there is a book that gives us a heavyweight alternative. I can't wait for the release.

I've been playing on some sample pages using all sorts of different mediums, and I've been amazed at how wonderful the paper holds up.  But what has been more amazing is how vibrant the colors remain on it's surface.

This cupcake is done in Silks Acrylic Glaze and ink.  Silks are a beautiful mineral laced luminescent fluid acrylic paint from Luminarte. They behaved beautifully on this paper.

The Zeta Series sketchbook will be available this month from all good art stores.

Thanks for checking in. xx


  1. i can't wait! i keep checking the website :)

  2. I can't wait for the Zeta series to come available... I am then going to do an order and get it sent over... you can only get Alpha's here in Australia... and thinking I will just place a bigger order once the zeta is out...
    love that cherry Dion... the colour is perfect and I am sitting here eating cherries for breakfast and it looks like it belongs in the bowl beside me... love it
    T xx

  3. ok, lol, now i know what a zeta is. Sounds great. I usually use 140 pound, so this sounds interesting. Love how this turned out- it glows. p.s. still haven't had any time to catch up on life book, life has thrown a serious curve ball at me, but I am looking forward to doing the scales of light. I got as far as cutting up some paper and getting out my while pastel. :)

  4. Oh it's been far too long since I visited you Dion, although I have been peeping thanks to twitter!
    I can take hours looking at your work. There is so much detail to take in when you get up close and personal ;D
    I think I'm going to have to try the Zeta series too. Thanks

    Have a superb Sunday :D

  5. Beautiful sketching and glorious colors! I will have to look for these sketchbooks!


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