*Original ecoprinted covers – all the colours come from plants
*Hand bound with linen thread in Coptic stitch so pages lie flat
*8.75 inches high by 5.75 inches wide
*72 pages of Fabriano watercolour paper
*I will personalize front cover with your name or initials if you wish
This one-of-a-kind handcrafted sketchbook contains 72 pages of acid-free 113 lb (240 gsm) Fabriano Accademia natural grain watercolour paper, which is perfect for sketching with pencil, charcoal, pastel, coloured pencils and ink as well as watercolour and gouache paints.
The covers are original ecoprints of ginkgo leaves soaked in natural logwood dye that I created on watercolour paper and glued to sturdy book board. 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 colors come from plants – I don’t use any synthetic dyes, inks or paints.
I hand bound this sketchbook using waxed linen thread for the Coptic stitch binding, which creates beautiful exposed braids on the spine and allows the pages to lie flat when the book is open, making it comfortable to draw and paint in.
To see other hand bound ecoprinted sketchbooks with watercolour pages in my shop, click here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/StudioPetaBooks?section_id=26124822
Handcrafted with love by Peta Bailey in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. To see my new listings, be sure to favourite my Etsy shop. To learn more about my ecoprinting and bookbinding practice, follow me on Instagram and Facebook: @studiopetabooks
1-2 business days
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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.
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