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A luxury hand-marbled notebook, personalized with a name or initials in gold foil. Hand-made to exacting standards, each book is slightly different.
A beautiful, original 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 traditional marbling techniques steeped in centuries of tradition, which involve ‘floating’ paints in a bath of thickened water and carefully manipulating them to make elegant, fluid patterns.
We do all the marbling and make all our books by hand in our South London studio to ensure supreme quality.
Our colours are perfect for either gender, though this traditional 'Stone' pattern goes down well with men.
The 'Stone' pattern is created by letting different coloured paint fall onto the surface of the marbling bath in turn and push the previous colour back into veins. It can appear much like real marble. This pattern is available in Blue, Gold & Copper and Indigo & Wine.
Each book is made with an original piece of paper that has been marbled by hand in our South London Studio, so you will receive one slightly different from the pictures shown, but it will be just as beautiful!
Our journals come in a convenient 'Pocket’ size or 'A5' for those who like a bit more room. Choose lined pages for writing and lists or plain for sketching and scrapbooking. Our inner pages are made from beautiful ivory-toned Italian paper.
A name or initials of your choice can be stamped onto the front cover in luxurious gold foil to make it a gift just for them.
Our base papers are a lovely textural recycled grey paper or super-smooth premium ivory paper, depending on the chosen colours, which we mix fresh for each marbling run.
We use acrylic paint for its strength and vividness – it won’t rub away or dissolve but, as we don't use mass-manufacturing coating treatments, 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. Our Maker Mark is proudly stamped on the back cover.
Pocket journals measure 9.5cm x 13.5cm x 1.6cm and A5 books measure 21.5cm x 15cm x 1.9cm.