Item #: j-2051
The Adversary
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The Adversary outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of the novel "The Adversary" by H.H. Lynde.
I enhanced the cover with an image from another discarded book.  I further embellished the cover with green grosgrain ribbon which also anchors the stitching that binds the inside blank pages to the journal.  I used long and kettle stitching for the binding, visible on the journal spine.
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open pages
The pages of the journal are made from "water-stressed" paper.  To water stress I hand tear each page along a straight-edge ruler to the size of the cover.  Then I dip the page in acrylic-colored water for a few minutes.  I hang the page on a folding clothes rack to dry.  I personally like not only the look of water stressing but also the sound and feel when I write on it.  A multi-sensory experience!

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anything-happen quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

sentence quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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meal
                quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.


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what-day quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal.
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inside
                front
I copied my original watercolor painting onto cardstock and used it to line the front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark. 

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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8" x 5.5" x 1.5".

 
 
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