Junk journal 8x6 Art Journal Insert Collage Paper Notebook Wabi Sabi Jotter smash scrap journal


One of a Kind Handmade Art Journal Insert
Refillable Artsy Notebook/ Journal
aka Junk journal/ smash journal/ scrap journal
by Elis Cooke.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." --Oscar Wilde

Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics...centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". -- Wikipedia

The cover is made with a recycled painting on cover stock or watercolor paper. It has a flexible spine so that it opens flat for ease of writing or sketching. Elastic along the spine hold the pages in place. The elastic extends up to double as a bookmark and around to keep the notebook closed.

The interior pages are collections of a variety of papers which may include rice, bond, cartridge, and sketch paper. These pages have been marked, distressed, stained, monoprinted and/or hand-painted with acrylic, watercolour or ink as part of the exploration and processes of creating art. Each page is one of a kind, perfectly imperfect... I have been using these types of pages in my journal for morning pages, brain storming and art journaling for years. I love writing, sketching and making notes on these papers. Each turn of the page is a surprise!

The cover could be refilled with refill inserts or other papers which can be easily added to the cover by slipping the used pages out and sliding the new pages in. This insert could also be used as a starter art journal or a travellers notebook type insert for the 8x6 journals.

The pages are held in place with a removable elastic so they can be moved around or removed to be used as collage material.

Size : 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1/8 inches or 19 x 14 x 0.5 cm
Pages: 36
To Refill cut paper to: 71/2 x 11 inches or 19 x 28 cm

***Please note the photos are indicative of the nature of these notebooks. You can indicate a preference for cover by choosing photo 1 or 2 or 3.

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NOTE: Colour Accuracy can VARY depending upon monitor settings. Metallic paints tend to shift depending upon the light source, so it can be difficult to capture accurate tones. Photos are taken in natural light with no flash.

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