Junk journal mini collage paper notebook mini travellers notebook style fauxdori red


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

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

Size: Approximately 6x5x3/8 inches or 15.3 x 12.8x 1cm.
Fits notebook sizes: Field notes/ midori passport/ A6.
Pages: 2- 32 page inserts. 64 pages both sides
Elastic strands provided in spine for inserts: 2
Inserts provided: 1 blank/ 1 painted/printed artist papers
Cut Refill Paper to: 5 1/2 x8 [ 5 1/2x 4 folded] or 14x20.3cm

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 journal cover is made with a durable paper fabric called Kraftex. It has a flexible spine so that it opens flat for ease of writing or sketching. Elastics along the inside spine hold the pages in place. The elastic extends up to act as a bookmark or around to keep the notebook closed.

This journal has been painted with acrylic paints. The inside covers have been glazed with metallic paint and distressed.

It is refillable with any type of paper you choose (water colour paper, sketch paper, scrap booking paper). This is a great size for a pocket sized sketchbook or notebook.

The journal starts with 1 insert of recycled artist papers and 1 insert of blank 20lb bond pages each. The cover can be refilled with inserts by slipping the used pages out and sliding the new pages in. Or they can be attached traveller style for additional topics.

The inserts of Recycled artist paper 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!

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

***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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