StudioPetaBooks

Colorful Botanical Planners, Journals, Garlands & Paper

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2023

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About StudioPetaBooks

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On Etsy since 2018

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Gardener, Ecoprinter & Bookbinder

Welcome! I’m a passionate gardener and I use the flowers I grow in my garden and the leaves I forage in my favourite green spaces to create ecoprints – also known as botanical contact prints – on paper.

I’m also a bookbinder and I transform my one-of-a-kind prints into hand bound journals.

So how do I capture the colours in flowers and leaves on paper? Simply put, I arrange plant materials between damp sheets of paper that have been soaked in water and alum. Then I stack the pages, press them with a heavy weight and steam them. Afterwards, I rinse, dry and iron each page. The dyes and pigments are trapped on the paper and what's left of the plants goes into my compost heap to nourish next year's garden.

Of course, it’s more complicated than that. Not all plants print, not all papers cooperate, and the colours and patterns depend on the variety and combination of leaves and flowers I use as well as the time of year. But, most importantly, all the colours in my prints come from plants – I don’t use synthetic dyes, inks or paints – and every print is one of a kind.

Shop members

  • Peta G. Bailey

    Owner, Maker, Photographer

Production partners

  • a book publisher

    Toronto, ON

    A commercial printer

  • Auroville Papers

    Puducherry, India

    Auroville Papers makes handmade paper

  • a print shop

    Kingston, ON

    Prints calendar

Shop policies

Last updated on Jan 24, 2022

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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like to order a customized book, please contact me.

How are the pages in your books counted?

To make the pages for my books, I fold one long sheet of paper in half so that it turns into 4 pages when you count both sides of the page. So a book with 176 pages of writing or drawing paper contains 44 sheets of paper folded in half. And a sketchbook with 88 pages of watercolour paper contains 22 sheets of paper folded in half.

When will my order arrive?

I use Canada Post and will ship your order promptly – often on the same day I receive it – but I can't guarantee how quickly it will reach you, even if you have select ed expedited shipping. You are responsible for providing me with the correct name and address for shipping, and I cannot be held responsible for incorrect information.