Festival Hand Bound Journals - Under April Skies Art
Festival Hand Bound Journals - Under April Skies Art
Festival Hand Bound Journals - Under April Skies Art

Festival Hand Bound Journals

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Three beautifully hand bound limited edition journals made from the highest quality handmade papers and materials. I chose the colours and patterns of the covers to evoke the vibrancy and flamboyance of a festival. The books are packaged together in a handmade Nepalese Lokta paper, in the green featured as the background. 

Size 21.6cm by 14cm - the books are very sturdy and quite chunky - ideal for carrying around or looking beautiful on your bedside table!

Covers - Semi hardback. 

Thai Blossom - Magenta & Orange

These wonderful lotka papers are handmade and screen printed in the old fashioned way in the Kathmandu valley.
Made from the bark of a special mulberry bush, the branches are harvested and the bark is peeled off. Within 5 -7 years the bush will regrow it's branches. The bark is then beaten and cooked until it becomes smooth. After the cooking process the bark is again beaten and then chopped up by machine into small pieces called pulp. This pulp will then be "dissolved" in a large water tank into which the screen for the sheet is placed, by moving the screen in the water tank the pulp is spread evenly throughout the screen. The screen is slowly removed from the water and the sheet is formed. The paper is dried by having the screen exposed to sun light, either vertically in the mould or traditionally at an angle. The paper is made in remote villages where the lokta grows and then the plain paper sheets are transported to Kathmandu where they are dyed and screen printed.
Much attention has been paid to ensure fair working standards, as well as quality and environmentally friendly production processes.

Sky Blue Batik Dots - Handmade Nepalese Lokta paper with four deckled edges and a white batik dot design.

Granada pink and yellow flower design - Hand screenprinted on to Nepalese lokta paper.

Internal leaves - 15 leaves making 60 sides to write/draw upon 

Bookpaper 130gsm - Snowdon Cartridge
White sheet with a matt surface. Often used for drawing and as a page paper
> Woodfree / Acid free 
> Calcium Carbonate buffered 
> Free of optical brighteners