For my birthday this year, my dear daughter gave me something that absolutely warmed the cockles of my heart---tons of handmade papers of every possible hue, and woodblock stamps.
Just looking at the colors and smelling the papers made me heady. I wanted to use every one of them immediately in something. So what did I do? Made a journal, of course. As you can see from the photo above, it is a veritable rainbow of colors. (As I was leafing through the pages of the journal, I could not but notice that it had all of Pantones' Fall 2011 colors!) The papers are naturally made, they still have the faint fragrance of the material and each paper has many leaf imprints. To give the papers a rustic look, I tore the papers by hand.
As I was putting the journal together, I thought that the cover page needed something extra to make it stand apart from the rest of the journal. So, I hand embroidered along the edges of the leaf imprints which created a bas-relief look and made the cover pop. I finished the journal with a wrap round cotton cord with wooden bead ends closure.
Available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
Sales from this and every item in this ship go to support handicapped Indian children at Sukriti Social Foundation.
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