Tag Archives: Marbled paper

HANDMADE BLANK ART SKETCHBOOK JOURNALS

HANDMADE BLANK ART JOURNALS
The cover papers of these handmade blank books are beautiful handmade papers. The 14 double-sided (28 pages to paint or draw on) interior pages are 90 lb. Stonehenge paper, which is a traditional fine art paper with a smooth, flawless surface that is slightly mottled to resemble actual vellum. Use it for watercolor, printmaking, pen-and-ink, pencil, or pastel.  These books are made using a Coptic stitch in a traditional book-binding method.  The books have a wonderful “hefty” feel to them, the page paper is thick.  The cover can inspire art for the interior of the book:  Blue fish could be a sketchbook of 28 sketches/paintings of fish, the Aqua marbled book could have sketches of ocean landscapes or planets, the colorful paper umbrella book could have sketches of your own hand-painted umbrellas or fans OR your blank books could hold your poetry and dreams.  It’s up to you!

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PELICANS, PUFFINS & TRINKETS OH MY ! ART JOURNAL

June Art Journal - Page 58 WATERMARK

JUNE WATERCOLOR ART JOURNAL 2015 – Found a vintage china pelican at the thrift shop & put him on my coffee table with shells in his pouch!  Cut out puffins from the front of a puffin theme cereal box & move them around my art studio to keep me company.  Sketched and painted Carrotwood seed pods from my driveway, which the wild parrots of San Diego love to eat.  Made paper pens out of German dresden pen nibs & lovely Italian marbled paper!  Lovely to be an artist & draw the days of my life.