Size: 4.75 by 6.25 inches
Cover colors: blues, off whites, text
Page Color: mixed neutral recycled paper
Number of pages: 50 pages (100 sides) measuring approximately 5.75 by 4.25 inches
White Dragon Paper is one of very few bookbinders that make the paper sewn into each handmade book. Most bookbinders purchase commercially made papers that they then sew into their handmade book covers. I, however, start with raw materials such as used copy paper and cardboard boxes collected from friends, family, and local businesses. I process that fiber, form each sheet of new paper, then create the book covers and sew the handmade paper pages to create a unique, completely handmade work of art that can be written on, drawn in, and works well with glue and collage work.
ABOUT MY PAPER
All of the pages and end pages are my own handmade recycled paper. I carefully select the papers I intend to recycle to make my handmade paper, as some materials commonly recycled to make homemade paper have themselves been recycled so many times that they have essentially no fiber content and are overloaded with inks and dyes. The materials I use are selected to create a versatile paper that is soft to the touch, easily worked with, and eco friendly. Each sheet of paper used in these pages is inspected individually at several stages to insure there are no holes, weak spots, wrinkles, or other flaws.
Making paper is a meditative process for me. There's something very relaxing to the simple, repetitive process. The end result of having a crisp, clean sheet of paper brings to mind endless possibilities. Anything that may have been upsetting or stressful before just melts away after I open up a whole world of opportunities with that one simple sheet of paper.
This paper is good to use with:
MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC JOURNAL
This hard cover recycled journal is made from archival book board, handmade paper that was recycled from copy paper, and natural colored brown 4-ply waxed linen thread. Some pages may include flower petals The end pages are blue handmade paper. The pages have a mix of torn and deckled edges that all blend nicely together to give the book a rustic feel.
The book is sewn in the coptic style using natural colored waxed linen thread, which is durable and strong. The coptic binding allows the book to lay completely flat when open, creating its own flat surface for use away from a desk.
The blue bear is a paper collage of a stylized bear image created by me. It is not a print or copy. It is an original, one of a kind work of art. I have sealed the image so it will be protected s you use this journal.
Your order will be packaged in biodegradable and upcycled materials, including cardboard, newsprints, and biodegradable PLA film bags made from plant fibers.
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