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My Newest Watercolor Sketchbook (#64)

I make my sketchbooks for general drawing and this is my newest one.  When I started drawing again in 2006, and wanted to learn how to paint with watercolor, I couldn't find any reasonably priced sketchbooks with 140lb watercolor paper.  I used several types of inexpensive sketchbooks until #18, including the landscape format one by Moleskine.  I finally took a one weekend "cased-in" bookbinding class in 2008 and have made my watercolor sketchbooks since then. 

Paper: Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Soft Press  Endpapers: Canson Mi Tientes colored paper

Signatures: 6, each with 2 folios for a total of 48 pages. 

Cover:  The cotton fabric was dyed using a modified shibori technique and then fused to 45 gram Thai Mulbery paper. 

I make pen pockets, and rotate them among my sketchbooks, so I can easily carry a pencil, eraser, and several Pigma Micron Pens while sketching.



The open book showing the dyed fabric used to make the bookcloth.




Terrific. I still use the pen holder made from your instructions. A great way to start the new year!

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