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*Original ecoprint covers – all the colours come from flowers
*Handbound with Irish linen thread in Coptic stitch
*8.75 inches high by 5.75 inches wide
*144 pages of FSC-certified lined writing paper
*Free personalization on front cover if desired
The covers of this handcrafted journal are one-of-a-kind ecoprints I created on watercolour paper using petals from day lilies and dahlias I grew in my garden. Inside are 144 pages of 70lb lined paper, which is marker and fountain-pen friendly.
Ecoprinting – also called botanical contact printing – is the process of capturing the natural dyes and pigments in leaves and flowers on paper using heat and pressure. Every print is unique and all the colours come from plants – I don’t use any synthetic dyes, inks or paints. I choose my very best ecoprints for book covers, then seal the covers with a special Japanese starch to make them more durable, before glueing them to sturdy book board. I bind each journal by hand with waxed linen thread. Coptic stitch creates a pleasing braid on the journal's exposed spine and also allows the pages to lie flat when the book is open, making writing and sketching more comfortable.
To see other handcrafted journals with lined paper inside, please visit https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/StudioPetaBooks?section_id=26124810. I also make hardcover journals with blank paper inside: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/StudioPetaBooks?section_id=26124818
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To make the pages for my books, I fold one long sheet of paper in half so that it turns into 4 pages when you count both sides of the page. So a book with 176 pages of writing or drawing paper contains 44 sheets of paper folded in half. And a sketchbook with 88 pages of watercolour paper contains 22 sheets of paper folded in half.
I use Canada Post and will ship your order promptly – often on the same day I receive it – but I can't guarantee how quickly it will reach you, even if you have select ed expedited shipping. You are responsible for providing me with the correct name and address for shipping, and I cannot be held responsible for incorrect information.