Blue Watercolour Sketchbook


*Original ecoprinted covers of morning glories
*Hand bound with Irish linen thread in Coptic stitch
*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
*A one-of-a-kind gift for you or someone special

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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 prints I created with morning glory flowers I grew in my garden on watercolour paper 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.

Handcrafted with care by Peta Bailey in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 4 cm

book board, botanical contact print, ecoprinted paper, Fabriano drawing and watercolour paper, morning glories, Natural dyes, one of a kind print, waxed linen thread