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                  Chocolate Watercolor Journal
 For artists who want to revel in the joy and deliciousness of their art! 
This is a one-of-a-kind watercolor journal upcycled from a used cookbook, "Luscious Chocolate Desserts."    I have embellished the cover with brown velvet, satin ribbon, and gold bows to give it an inviting chocolate-box feel.

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                  Chocolate Watercolor Sketchbook - pages

The pages of the journal are 140 lb.-weight, cold-press watercolor paper.  I bound them into the book cover using a cross-variant of long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over ribbons, which serve to anchor the cover to the book block (a term which means all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains four signatures (a term for groups of pages). 

Back to the Top "This is fun
                  and really different"
I have included out-of-context quotes from the original book on some of the pages.
The quote shown here reads,
"This is fun and really different!"
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                  is a magic substance."
  Artists may use these quotes as art-making or reflection prompts to inspire their work.  (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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                  Chocolate Watercolor Sketchbook - inside front cover

The paper for the inside front and back covers is from the original book.

                  Chocolate Watercolor Sketchbook - inside back cover
On the inside back cover is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.  The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.
Back to the Top Luscious Chocolate Watercolor Sketchbook - paper

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

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8.25" x 7.5" x 1".