This blank book is the perfect luxury gift for the artist/writer/dreamer in your life — or yourself! Made with archival-quality materials, it’s both elegant and sturdy. Rich red Japanese bookcloth covers the book, with the Emperor of Pentacles card from The Tarot of Bones set into the cover. The inside reveals red and gold marbled endpapers and pages whose creamy color and just-right eggshell texture are sure to make a paper fiend gasp. A black ribbon is all set to mark your spot.
Please note: capturing the reds of this book in photographs has given me fits. These are as close as I can get, but don’t do it justice. The red fabric cover shines a bit and has a bit of texture to it. The red paper inside is cardinal red, with metallic gold ink marbled onto it. It’s gorgeous in person!
This 5.25″ x 8.5″ journal’s blank pages are roughly 5 x 8″ and heavy enough to write on in ink without bleeding through, but thin enough to put lined paper behind the sheet you’re writing on and see them so you can have lines when you want.
This hardcover journal was hand-bound by me in my home workshop, using acid-free Mohawk Superfine 70# text paper, quality bookboard and other materials, and a mix of PVA and methyl cellulose adhesives. It will last a lifetime if treated with a modicum of care. It has 80 leaves, which is 160 pages if you number each side of each leaf. My home is smoke-free.
For details on my binding process, check out my blog: https://www.thebookroadie.com/2011/02/09/bookbinding-1/
I had a great time binding it, I hope you’ll have a great time filling it with your thoughts, dreams, and plans!