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Upcycled Artist Journal Sketchbook, Vintage French Illustrations and Mixed Paper, Custom Made

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Incredible large artist journal made from an antique French book from 1873. The original text will be carefully removed and the cover rebound with sketch paper, reclaimed paper and vintage illustrations. The binding method I use will allow the sketchbook to open flat, making it easy for writing, drawing and painting. Makes a wonderful gift, for yourself or someone special. Comes wrapped in vintage paper.

Large Book: 10.75 x 7.25 inches

100 pages of ivory sketch paper
8 pages of multi-technique paper
12 pages of brown recycled paper
Reclaimed vintage paper, may have text on one side
4 hand selected vintage illustrations from the book
Exposed Raised Support Binding (see the last photo for an example)
Set of 6 artist sketching pencils by Hahnemuhle, in a tin

Your artist journal will be made from the book featured in the 1st photo. The last 2 photos are samples only of a journal made in the same style.

Made in France by Spellbinderie
Made-to-Order, please note processing time when ordering

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I offer two types of exposed spine bindings, Coptic for smaller light weight books and Raised Support for larger, heavier books. These exposed spine binding offer flexibility and beautiful design options for rebound books. Due to the nature of rebinding old books, the original spine must be destroyed in most cases.
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Upcycled Artist Journal Sketchbook, Vintage French Illustrations and Mixed Paper, Custom Made


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique book, vintage illustrations, thread, archival paper, brass plate
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from France
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