Golden Maple Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook
Golden Maple Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook
Golden Maple Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook
Golden Maple Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook

Golden Maple Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook

Regular price
$75.00
Sale price
$75.00

Hardcover, 8.75 inches x 5.75 inches, filled with 192 pages of acid-free 60 lb drawing paper, which is fountain-pen friendly and perfect for writing, sketching, collage, scrapbooking and more. Hand bound with Coptic stitch so the pages lie flat when the book is opened. A very special one-of-a-kind gift for you or a special someone.

The covers and end pages of this book are made from watercolor paper I printed with flowers and leaves grown at Maple Ridge Farm in Sydenham, Ontario.

Making books is a labor of love and involves many steps. First, I create one-of-a-kind ecoprints by hand picking and artfully arranging locally grown flowers, leaves, seeds and roots on watercolour paper, which I press and steam -- a process called ecoprinting. The colorful patterns on my book covers and end pages are created by the unique combination of natural dyes and pigments released by the petals and foliage.

I choose the very best ecoprints for the covers and end pages of my books. I treat the cover prints with a special Japanese starch to make them more durable and also give them a pleasing leather-like feel. Then I carefully fold and glue the covers of my hardcover journals using high quality acid-free book board. I bind each journal by hand using waxed linen thread.The Coptic stitch binding I use creates beautiful exposed braids on the spine and allows the pages to lie flat when the book is open.

I hope someone will enjoy using this book as much as I enjoyed making it.