Ginkgo Leaf Journal

$60.00

*This journal’s covers are original works of art
*All the colours come from plants
*Hand bound with Coptic stitch in linen thread
*Pages lie flat when the journal is open
*8.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide
*144 pages of FSC-certified lined paper inside
*A one-of-a-kind gift for you or someone special

1 in stock

Add your personalization (optional):

Please let me know the initials or name you would like me to heat emboss on the lower right-hand corner of the front cover.

Description

The covers of this handcrafted journal are one-of-a-kind ecoprints I created on watercolour paper using ginkgo leaves and natural logwood dye. Inside are 144 pages of FSC-certified 70# lined paper, which is marker and fountain-pen friendly.

The distinctive fan-shaped ginkgo leaf is a symbol of longevity because a ginkgo tree can live for a thousand years and also a symbol of profound endurance because four ginkgo trees survived the nuclear blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today.

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

If you wish, I will personalize the front cover free of charge by heat embossing a name or initials on the lower right-hand corner.

Handcrafted with love by Peta Bailey in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. If you would like to see new listings, please favourite my Etsy shop. To learn more about my ecoprinting and bookbinding practice, follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @studiopetabooks

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 4 cm
Materials

book board, botanical contact print, ecoprinted paper, ginkgo leaf, lined writing paper, logwood dye, natural dyes and pigments, watercolour paper, waxed linen thread