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My Newest Watercolor Sketchbook

Just a quick photo today of my newest handbound watercolor sketchbook.  I dyed the fabric and made it into bookcloth, fusing it to mulberry paper for strength.  There are 48 pages of Fabriano Artistico made from 2 sheets of 140 lb Soft Press paper, which is my favorite watercolor  paper.  I made the pen/pencil holder from another piece of dyed fabric, and love having it attached so I can easily carry it with me and have a pencil, eraser, and 3 pens.  I now have 5 of these pen/pencil holders and so far I can find one that blends with each of my newest sketchbooks.



Ohhh! Yummy! My favorite paper! I love making my own sketchbooks, too. What is mulberry paper? I have used tissue paper to back my book cloth. And I love the pencil pocket. What a good idea!

Happy sketching!

I think of you each time I reach for my pencil/pen holder! Thanks for the instructions. Your book and holder are super!

Neat Shirley. love reading your posts. Ruth

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