Item #: j-2058
Montezuma's Daughter
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Montezuma's Daughter outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a rescued copy of the 1892 novel "Montezuma's Daughter" by H. Rider Haggard.
I enhanced the cover with a pheasant feather and some craft jewels.  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 stressed paper but also the sound and feel when I write on it.  A multi-sensory experience!

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

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


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secret-sorrow
                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 used the cover paper from the original book to line the front and back covers and to reinforce the spine along with some decorative washi tape.
 

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 7.4" x 5" x 1.2".

 
 
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