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Handbound Journal With Eco Print Leaf Wraparound Cover #3

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6.5″ x 6.5″ (16cm x 16cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

SOLD: Handmade Book With Eco Print Cover #2

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

SOLD: Handmade Journal with Wraparound Eco Print Leaf Cover

Update: Sold.

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

Junk Journal with Plant-dyed Paper

My first junk journal for the Design Team of The Graphics Fairy is kind of wild and free-form. The cover is made from plant-dyed paper using purple and yellow onion skins and it closes with a vintage, celluloid button and tea-dyed sari silk.

While there are so many great images available on The Graphics Fairy for free, I really went to town with some of the features on the Premium Membership Site where there are tons of pre-formed pockets, envelopes, cards, and the like. One of my favourite things is the printable washi tape. While you can print it on sticky paper directly, I really love the effect of printing it on tracing paper and using an adhesive to attach it to my pages, as I have done to make a border for the pocket, also made of tracing paper. As it is translucent, you can see some of the detail of the pocket inside made from a Vintage Journaling Card and Pocket. Inside of this is a French Journaling Card.

On another page I have used a “library card” pocket, again on tracing paper. Nearby I have tucked in a tiny accordion book for journaling with covers made from [read more]

Altered Sketchbook Journal – Enid Blyton (SOLD)

SOLD. This is an altered, vintage children’s book: Enid Blyton’s Nature Lessons. I have replaced the original pages with a mixture of high quality art papers (Fabriano, 200 gsm) and a lighter paper by Canson. the endpapers have been covered with a heavy page of butterflies. There are lots of pockets, cards, and tags with a nature theme. It ties closed with a fabric ribbon also festooned with butterflies. 60 pages for 120 sides. It measures 7 1/2″ x 5″ (18 1.2cm x 12 cm). Cost is £32 GBP plus £4 shipping. (Please note that if you are ordering outside of the UK, I politely request that you include an extra £3 to cover the additional postage. Thank you for [read more]

Handmade Journal with Plant-dyed Cover (SOLD)

SOLD! But if you want one, I can custom make one. Please let me know.

This is a handmade journal, perfect for a travel diary, sketchbook, illustrated journal, or guest book. The cover is handdyed with purple and yellow onion skins in an eco-print technique. The cover folds over and fastens with a vintage horn button and marigold sari silk. (If you prefer twine, let me know.) the inside cover has a pocket and comes with four, single cardsized sheets. The pages are Fabriano paper, 200 gsm, perfect for watercolour. 40 pages for 80 sides. Measures 7″ x 7 1.2″ (17.5 cm x 19 cm) Pages are all handdyed with tea, coffee, or avocado skin plant dye. It is a dramatic piece and sure to get attention, as well as a very useful size.

£32 GPB with £5 shipping. (Please note that if you are ordering from outside the U.K., I will ask you to increase the shipping by £2. Thanks for [read more]

Altered Sketchbook Vintage Book #6

This is a one-of-kind, artisan-made blank book that can be used as a sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, journal or guestbook.The cover is an original copy of Log Cabin to White House and is from 1910. The papers are art papers by Fabriano and Goldline, 200 gsm, hand-dyed using tea and plant dyes; French dictionary pages circa 1860s, handwritten French letters, 1902; reproductions of Redouté flowers; handmade ecoprints; vintage accounting ledger pages; and maps. Pages are hand-sewn into a vintage book cover. Book fastens with ribbon anchored by antique, mother-of-pearl buttons. The look of this book is deliberately messy, in the hopes that it will jumpstart your creative work and silence the dreaded inner critic. (You know the one I mean.)

There are 72 pages for a total of 144 sides. It measures 7 ½” x 5” (18cm x 12).

Cost is £32 GBP. Shipping is £5.00. You can use this link to pay via [read more]

SOLD: Altered Sketchbook Vintage Garden

This is a unique, one-of-kind, artisan-made blank book that can be used as a sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, journal or guestbook for you or a garden/flower-loving friend.

The papers are art papers by Fabriano and Goldline, 200 gsm, hand-dyed using tea and plant dyes; French dictionary pages circa 1860s, handwritten French letters, 1902; reproductions of Redouté flowers; handmade ecoprints; vintage accounting ledger pages; and maps. Pages are hand-sewn into a vintage book cover. On the back cover is a pocket containing a mini-book of eight vintage ledger papers in a mulberry paper soft-cover for taking notes. Throughout flower and plant-related embellishments. Book fastens with removable ribbon. This is not so much a junk journal as a messy sketchbook with pockets – and it is deliberately messy, in the hopes that it will jumpstart your creative work and silence the dreaded inner critic. (You know the one I mean.)

 

There are 60 pages for a total of 120 sides. It measures 7 ½” x 5” (18cm x 12cm).

Cost is £32 GBP. Shipping is £4.00 in the U.K. and £7 worldwide. You can use this link to pay via [read more]

Altered Sketchbook Journal French

This is a one-of-kind, artisan-made blank book that can be used as a sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, journal or guestbook for you or a Francophile friend.

 

The papers are art papers by Fabriano and Goldline, 200 gsm, hand-dyed using tea and plant dyes; 19th century sheet music; French dictionary pages circa 1860s, handwritten French letters, 1902; reproductions of Redoute flowers; handmade ecoprints; vintage accounting ledger pages; maps from a vintage Plans de Paris; a “pocket” made from a handwritten, carte de postale; and first communion prayer cards. Pages are hand-sewn into a vintage book cover. Throughout are French trim and embellishment. Book fastens with rick-rack ribbon anchored with vintage, mother-of-pearl buttons.The look of this book is deliberately messy, in the hopes that it will jumpstart your creative work and silence the dreaded inner critic. (You know the one I mean.)

There are 48 pages for a total of 86 sides. It measures 7 ½” x 5” (19cm x 13 cm).

Cost is £32 GBP. Shipping is £4.00 in the U.K. You can use this link to pay via PayPal or most [read more]

Altered Art Tin Pocket Shrine

SOLD!

This is a vintage, English cigarette tin that has been made into a portable, pocket shrine. The highlight of the piece is a young girl at her first communion. She is from a French photograph circa 1900s and has been set in front of a fragment of a handwritten, French letter from 1848. To her left is a vintage textile. The edges are hand embroidered and it has a felt heart with more simple embroidery and the words “Arréte de Cour de Jésus est avec moi !” lightly stamped. The front has been hand-distressed and embellished with a vintage, French communion card framed with French, mother-of-pearl buttons. All ephemera is authentic and NOT reproduction.

It measures 3″ x 4 1/4 x 1″ (8cm x 10 1/2 cm x 2 1/2 cm). It is lightweight and can be used as a portable shrine for travel or to simply adorn your place of prayer or meditation.

Cost is £65 plus shipping [read more]

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