Okay, I am very happy with my new Dylusions Creative Journal. I used my Pelikan opaque watercolors and the paper responded beautifully. I was even able to do a little scrubbing on the inside of the eggshell where the white got too white. I removed the excess paint and the paper held up to the abuse.
I think I might have a new favorite!
And speaking of favorites, I have a new favorite white gel pen. I picked up a Uni•ball Signo broad point pen recently and it's the first that works well for me. They come in a finer point and now I'll be on the lookout for that.