One of a Kind Handmade Jotter/Notebook
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 cover is made with heavy cover stock. The interior pages are collections of recycled papers that have been stained, distressed, 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...
The junk journal can be used as a notebook or as an insert for 7x5 journals or 6x5 soft cover journals. You can also dismantle them to use as collage papers to decorate your notebooks.
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1/8 inches or 14 x 11 x 0.5 cm
***Please note the photos are indicative of the nature of these notebooks. Your insert/refill will be a random choice based on available colours currently on hand. Most of these notebooks are multi-coloured but you can indicate a preference for dominant colours in the notes to seller, which I will try to accommodate.
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***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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Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.