Junk journal Trifold Cover 6x6 for Collage Paper Jotter Inserts Wabi Sabi smash scrap journal pink


One of a Kind Handmade Refillable Jotter/Notebook Trifold Cover
aka Junk journal/ smash journal/ scrap journal
by Elis Cooke.

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

Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) 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". Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. -- Wikipedia

“wabi-sabi... focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.” Collins Dictionary

The journal cover is made with recycled painted canvas, distressed and flawed but maintaining functionality. The interior of the canvas cover has been covered with rice tissue paper. It opens flat for ease of writing and/or sketching. The inserts of pages are held in place with elastics which extend to the top of the spine. The elastic keeps it closed for travelling and can also double as a bookmark..

The interior pages are inserts of my jotters which are collections of a variety of lighter weight papers [which may include rice/washi, bond, cartridge, copy and sketch paper] enfolded in coverstock. 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 love writing, sketching and making notes on these papers. Each turn of the page is a surprise!

The Trifold starts with 2 inserts of 36 pages each with the option to purchase additional inserts which can be easily added to the cover by slipping the used insert out and sliding the new one in under an elastic. Or it can be attached traveller style for additional topics.

Size: Approximately 6x6x3/8 inches or 15.3 x 15.3x 1 cm
Pages: 2- 36 page inserts. 72 pages both sides
Elastic strands provided in spine for inserts: 2
Refills included: 0

***Please note the photos are indicative of the nature of these notebooks. You will receive the Trifold in photo 1.

To see additional inserts/ refills for this journal see:

***To make your own journal with a refillable binding see the pdf tutorial available now:


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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