Unlined Journals with Marbled Covers and French Link Stitch Binding

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If you look back on my Indigo and Gold Branches French Link Stitch Journal post (that’s the journal pictured below in the middle) you’ll notice the beautiful blue, green, gold and black marbled paper that I used on the inside end pages. I can’t pretend to have some kind of top-secret source for that gorgeous paper, It’s called Thai Momi Paper and it’s fairly common at large art supply stores and you can even find it on Amazon (in fact, here’s a listing of SIX different sheets of marbled paper– that will keep you going for a while! That’s a great price too). The texture of this paper is soft and delicate, like heavy tissue paper that you’ve crumpled so much that it’s soft and not crispy. You need a light hand when applying glue. After you stick the paper onto your book board cover and burnish it with your Teflon bone folder it’ll look nice and flat, but until that point it’ll look totally wrinkled. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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What a shame to hide such gorgeous paper, right? I was inspired to put this amazing marbled paper on the outside covers rather than the inside covers, and I love how each journal is now one of a kind, since the papers are handmade and no two are exactly alike.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of these beautiful journals, you can see if I have any available for sale in my online shop by clicking the link below – if you see anything when you click the link, consider yourself lucky! These usually sell quickly after I list them:

Unlined Marbled French Link Journals for Sale

Scroll onward to see lots of beautiful photos of these colorful blue, gold, aqua – and even magenta – handmade unlined journals:

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Do you want to learn more about bookbinding? I recommend 5 books for beginners in this post: 5 Great How-to Books about Bookbinding

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