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This whimsical journal is covered with a wonderful Day of the Dead pool blue sugar skull (calavera) fabric with super colorful fun skulls.

The spine is a smooth lemon yellow leather and I left the edges raw on one side of the book. This leather is somewhat rustic and has some minor imperfections but it is definitely part of the charm.

5 signatures of 12 folded pages totaling 240 pages (when counting both back and front) to write or do artwork on that are stitched into the spine with purple colored waxed linen thread. The paper inside the book are varying weights of colorful cover stock which is paper durable enough to hold up for art journal purposes as well as a writing journal.

Book is approximately 5 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide.

Spine is embellished with multiple bright color glass beads and 3 wonderfully colorful stone skulls in hot pink, turquoise and orange. Everything secured with colorful shell beads.

The endpapers (on the inside cover) is an imported handmade paper that is lavender in color and has great texture ....a crinkled paper with silver stitching. Very tactile.

There is a hand dyed chartreuse green and lemon silk ribbon installed into the binding with a pewter sugar skull charm tied to the end with some beads.

I have had a few of these Calavera Sugar Skull books commissioned as wedding guest books. :-) The book lays open flat and would work for that. You may prefer it bound in a horizon fashion for guest book purposes. Feel free to convo me.

I delight in hand dying fabric, fraying edges, getting ink and dye all over me and bringing all the elements of beads, leather, images together to make my books. I love what I do and hope you enjoy these books as well.

They make fabulous gifts especially for the art journalist. Bound in such a way that the book lays open flat. :-)

A great deal of care, thought and time go into the making of each one of my hand bound books. There are minor flaws and imperfections on occasion but that is the charm of hand made. Each one is a work of art in itself.

I work green by utilizing as many of my materials as I can without discarding them into a landfill. Scraps become a unique fabric of which I will start making quilted journal covers out of soon. Smaller scraps of paper & book board become mini books. I also use recycled materials as often I can.

I do custom work so if you have an idea you would like to see come to fruition, contact me and let's see what we can create together! :-)

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CALAVERA Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Leather and Fabric Beaded Blank Journal Dia de Los Muertos


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, fabric, patent leather, acid free adhesive, beads, linen thread, buttons, pewter charm, dye, stamp, ink, paper, book board
  • Only ships within United States.
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