Did I want any excuse to buy a limited edition Leuchtturm 1917 in copper? Maybe. But I also needed to replace my old swatch book with a new one that I could organize better by material and company who makes each thing.
Even the packaging was reflective copper and matte black. I've opened my notebook since but haven't gotten myself to throw away the band.
Anddddd.... this is the image primarily why this became my new swatch book. Leuchtturm paper is a good median to test art supplies in because it's surprisingly sturdy but the pages aren't necessarily art paper. That being said, don't open things with fountain pens! My fingers/ underneath my nails were stained for days. Whoops!