Lay Flat Journals in Bright Bold Colors

Stack of handmade blank journals handmade by Ruth Bleakley suitable for sketching or writing

Feast your eyes on the rich, saturated colors of these beautiful lay-flat coptic stitch journals that I finished last week. In addition to Japanese Chiyogami paper, I also made a couple journals using some of my favorite new papers featuring hand marbled and hand stamped designs. While their patterns are totally opposite, something about the colors makes them a beautiful pair. One journal features mustard yellow handmade paper from Nepal, hand-printed with pink and gray flowers that remind me of Queen Anne’s Lace. The other journal features swirling handmade marbleized covers with paper made in Thailand. Each journal contains 160 pages and lays flat when open for easy writing or sketching.

The great thing about these blank journals is that they don’t have any lines, that way no matter how large or tiny you like to write, you can be accommodated – no more cramming two tiny rows of text in one line. Also, if you’re a visual person like me, you can add sketches to your journal entries with ease! You can skip writing altogether and do landscape style sketches all the way across the page spread. The versatility of blank pages wonderful. I use 100% recycled inner pages, too, and they’re thicker than standard paper so that your writing or drawings don’t show through.

If you’re interested in buying a journal from me, for yourself or as a gift, check out my handmade journal etsy shop, but be aware that my journals are often one of a kind or limited edition, so when they sell out, they’re gone forever! If you see one you like, be sure to get it, all journals you see in my shop are finished and ready to ship, and I even offer free gift boxes, so what are you waiting for?

Pink and Yellow Flowers Handmade Unlined Journal

Marbelized Handmade Unlined Journal

Ruth Bleakley's Bookbinding StudioCoptic Stitch Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Indian floral paper - yellow and pink Unlined Blank Sketch Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Indian floral paper - yellow and pink Ruth Bleakley makes handmade blank journals like this pink and yellow one with handmade paper from around the world

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Unlined Blank Sketch Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Indian floral paper - yellow and pink Marbleized Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Marbled Paper - blue and gold

Unlined Blank Art Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Marbled Paper - blue and gold Unlined Blank Art Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Marbled Paper - blue and goldUnlined Blank Sketch Journal handmade by Ruth Bleakley from Indian floral paper - colorful gifts for artists
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