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This one of a kind, hand bound journal is recycled from an obsolete vintage book, "Today We Go," which now has a chance to be loved again in a new life. It would make a great travel journal! 100% handmade and hand bound by me!

Each element, from the fine Italian paper torn by hand for the text block to mixed papers added for interest, was selected with care in order to best showcase the character and personality of the original book. I've used pages from the book itself as endpapers, inside the front and back cover. The first signature cover forms a pocket made from sturdy card stock to hold bits and pieces you collect along the way. The signature covers are also useful as tabs to tip in additional papers.

The closure is from a vintage button and waxed Irish linen thread.

This item comes with FREE US SHIPPING via Media Mail! If you'd like to upgrade to priority shipping, contact me and I will adjust it for you.

The details:
- Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 5-3/4"
- Blank Pages: 60 (120 front and back) pages of Ivory 120 gsm (@ 80 lb) Italian paper, tree free, acid free
- Found pages from random pages from children's books and encyclopedias, along with a mixture of ledger, graph, legal and primary paper.
- Construction: Handbound using double-needle coptic stitch.
- Endpapers and signature covers: pages from the book
- Features: Front pocket made from cardstock; vintage button closure

International buyers, these books are heavy, so the least expensive way to ship is in a flat rate priority envelope for the listed price. I will combine shipping on multiple items. Please contact me for a quote.
All items in my shop are 100% made by hand by me alone in my little studio in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

For paper geeks: The luxurious Italian Velata paper used in this book was made at the Cartier Magnani mill in Pescia, Italy, one of the oldest operating paper mills in the world. It holds up great to pencil, pen and markers and even light collage and paint, though it doesn't like to get very wet. The pages are all hand torn for soft, deckled edges rather than sharp machine cuts. I prefer the more "handmade" look this gives the finished product. I have a number of artists and journalers that keep returning for more books for the joy of using this paper!

See my other journals made from nifty old books here:http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243056§ion_id=5210239

Please read my shop policies for important information regarding shipping and returns.

Travel Journal Recycled Vintage Book - Today We Go -- Upcycled, Handmade, Hand Bound

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Vintage book, Fine Italian paper, Found pages, Vintage button, Waxed thread, Glue, Card stock
  • Ships worldwide from Georgia, United States
  • Feedback: 693 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people