I’ve been working on some bookbinding. It’s a perfect task for a cold rainy day. I put together a few journals, not all are listed on etsy yet.
These have a thick coverstock paper that is perfect for sketching, light watercolor washes, collage, pen and ink work, as well as pencil. You can throw a ton of material at this paper and it just keeps on going. There are a generous 240 pages to these journals. They are FAT and can expand even more to take in all of your collage work.
They are bound with tough hemp, which can take a beating. I’ve omitted the use of beeswax, which makes these journals 100% vegan! The covers are made of old vinyl advertising signs stitched to cardstock advertising signs. These signs are tough and ready to take anything you throw at them. Don’t like the colors offered? This vinyl takes acrylic paint like a dream, so go ahead, decorate them.
These journals have all the same attributes as the above, but instead of heavy coverstock they are filled with 18# vintage IBM green and white dot matrix printer paper. One side of each sheet has green and white lines and the reverse is white. These journals fare best with rollerball and gel pens but can still handle items being glue sticked to the page. Again, they are filled with 240 pages of this lovely vintage paper.