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DREAM ART JOURNAL WHIMSICAL AND COLORFUL BEADED AND BUTTONED HAND DYED VELVET AND LEATHER BLANK BOOK

Healthy sized 6" x 6" art journal for the sketch or mixed media enthusiast or art journalist who digs any wet medium....even sketching or a dry medium. Would be a terrific photo album or writing journal, as well. The paper is a nice heavyweight acid free paper. Warm white Magnani Pescia Paper is mouldmade in Italy from 100% cotton. It is chlorine-free, with neutral pH.My favorite paper to bind. So luscious.

Book lays flat when open. I have tried to show how lovely the deckle edges of this beautiful paper is in a few of the photos.

Front cover is a collage image of a 3 whimsical kids in party hats embossed into lavender hand dyed velvet with turquoise permanent ink. Atop each hat is a genuine Swarovski crystal for a fun embellishment.

Back cover is embossed with the message "EXPLORE THE JOURNEY" which this book would be great for doing...documenting your explorations and dreams.

Approximately 6" x 6" in size filled with 4 signatures of 6 folded pages each of Magnani Pescia paper. This makes a total of 96 pages (if counting back and front) to do artwork or write in.

Signatures of paper sewn into school bus orange yellow smooth leather spine with waxed linen thread and embellished with complementary colors of glass beads and secured by a layer of buttons. This leather piece has some minor cosmetic flaws in it that are visible in the photos but they do not diminish the charm of this hand made journal.

Endpapers (interior of cover) is a batik mulberry paper that has a tie dye look in oranges, pinks, etc. with leaves drawn on in silver.

This journal has the added feature of a bound in hand dyed and frayed yellow silk ribbon to tie the book shut.

Book is even more delightful in person.


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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.

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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http://www.etsy.com/shop/takeiteasy

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Will ship internationally for actual cost of shipping so contact me first.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Thank you for looking! Thank you for shopping handmade! :-)

And most of all....TAKE IT EASY.....

Meet the owner of takeiteasy.

Kelley

DREAM ART JOURNAL Whimsical and Colorful Velvet and Leather Blank Book

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, velvet, buttons, handmade imported paper, acid free adhesive, waxed linen thread, beads, dye, ink, stamps, Italian paper, cotton muslin, silk fabric
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 148 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people