Daisies in the Pink, Unique Hand Bound A5 Floral Journal, Created with Original Cyanotype Print Covers

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The covers for this A5 hand bound journal were made using original wet cyanotype prints.

Both front and back covers feature Ox-eye Daisies and Umbelliferae, gathered from the hedgerows around my lovely Wiltshire home.

To create the cover prints for this journal I used beautiful Fabriano Tiziano paper. The colour of this paper is Viola, a rich, deep pink. I used green ink, and a sprinkling of salt and vinegar in the wet cyanotype developing process.

The inside covers are made using handmade Nepalese Washi paper in a gorgeous dark blue.

The book is stitched together with magenta waxed cotton cord.

I used Coptic stitching to bind the book together. Coptic binding means that the book will lie completely flat when opened, which makes it perfect for journaling or sketching.

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Coptic binding was a method of bookbinding employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century.

Coptic bindings are characterized by sections of paper sewn through their folds and attached to each other with chain stitch linkings across the spine of the book. The book artist who taught me Coptic binding told me that traditionally, hand bound books would have seven signatures, or sections, and that is how many I use.

For this journal I have used cyanotype print spine wraps to give it that extra something special feel.

All of the cartridge paper for the pages is recycled, mostly from old paper cups, and it’s all hand torn. The paper is 140gsm and has a very fine texture, so it is perfect for journaling or sketching. There are 112 pages.

The grey-board used for the covers is also, wherever possible, made from recycled materials.

This book is unique and made entirely by hand.

What is a journal?

It’s your story, your history, your present moment.

It’s a gateway into who you really are and how you really feel.

It’s a place to play and a place to get down to some serious work.

Keeping a journal, whether you do it every day, once a week, or only in moments of strong emotions, (good or bad), can be so many of these things, and so much more. Keeping a journal is meditation, it’s a place where you can open up a dialogue with your inner self, or your inner child, or your inner crazy-person-who-just-needs-to-rant!

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