Walnut Watercolour Sketchbook


*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
*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 of black walnut leaves and cosmos flowers from my garden 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.

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

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 4 cm

book board, cosmos flowers, ecoprinted paper, Natural dyes, one of a kind print, walnut leaves, waxed linen thread