This is one of my handmade journals of the vintage series. This sketchbook has 100 pages (counting both sides) of supreme drawing and sketching paper of 190 gsm ( 90lbs) with a medium grain. The paper is made by Fabriano, an Italian paper manufacturer that produces quality paper since 1264. It is designed for dry media such as pen, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel etc. It is also suitable for light washes. It has neutral PH and it is acid free and chlorine free.
The covers are made from sturdy museum board and are dressed in designer paper with a vintage look. They are treated with inks and patinas to achieve the timeworn effect. It has a very soft pl leather spine , which has also be treated with patinas to look old.
The journal is bound with a strong 4-ply Crawford's Irish linen thread. Its back has special reinforcements, resistant to water , that also permit the book to open flat. It's bookmark is in marine blue with a brown bead at the end. The size of the book is 14 x 19 cm (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches).
It can be used as a journal of all kinds: poetry, calligraphy, writing, sketching, art journaling. It is a great gift for artists, writers, designers or for people who appreciate a special book.