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A hand-marbled luxury journal, personalized with a name or initials in gold foil. Made by hand to exacting standards, each book is completely unique.
A thoughtful, unique gift for list-makers, sketchers and journalers or something special for those hard-to-buy-for-people; this is a one-of-a-kind book made using the centuries-old technique of marbling, which involves ‘floating’ paints in a gloopy tray of thickened water and carefully manipulating them to make striking, fluid patterns.
We do all the marbling and individually make all our books in our South London studio to ensure supreme quality.
Our colours are perfect for either gender, though you might want to choose our delicate ‘Pastels’ for that feminine appeal or ‘Slate & Metallics’ for a more pared-back, masculine feel.
Our journals come in a convenient 'Pocket’ size or, for those who like a bit more space, choose 'A5'.
'Nonpareil' is the name of the traditional marbling pattern used for this journal, made using combs to pull the paint into parallel arches. This pattern is available in Abalone Shell; Blue, Gold & Copper; Forest Greens; Slate & Metallics; Pastels; Indigo & Wine and Mint & Mustard. Each book is made with an original marbled paper, so you will receive one slightly different from the pictures shown, but it will be just as beautiful!
Choose lined pages for writing and lists or plain for sketching and scrapbooking. Our inner pages are made from beautiful ivory-toned Italian paper.
Personalise with a name or initials to make the book even more special.
Every book is covered with a completely different piece of paper that has been marbled by hand in our South London studio.
A lovely tactile recycled grey paper or super-smooth premium ivory paper are used as a base paper, depending on the chosen colours, which are mixed for each marbling run.
We use acrylic paint for its durability and brightness – it won’t rub off or dissolve but, as we don't use mass-manufacturing treatments, the papers are not coated so we recommend keeping them away from water where possible to avoid warping.
Each book contains 240 pages (120 leaves), made from lovely ivory-toned Italian paper, with a choice of subtle narrow lines or blank laid paper. We like the detail that the lines don't go right to edges of the paper and are contained within each page.
All our books are constructed by hand using thick greyboard for sturdy, quality covers.
Names or initials can be stamped onto the front cover, and our Maker Mark is foiled on the reverse. We use gold foil for an extra touch of luxury.
Pocket journals measure 9.5cm x 13.5cm x 1.6cm and A5 books measure 21.5cm x 15cm x 1.9cm.