Item #: j-2064
The Scarlet Tree
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Scarlet_Tree outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of the novel "The Scarlet Tree" by Sir Osbert Sitwell. 
I retained some of the ornamentation of the original cover but enhanced it with cutouts from patterned paper to suggest a tree.  The satin ribbons not only embellish the cover but also serve as anchors for the binding.
I bound the five signatures of blank pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches over the anchors.  These are visible on the spine.
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The pages of the journal are made from colored paper, red and blue alternating.

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

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


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book 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
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I used a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor painting to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page of the journal 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 8.75" x 5.75" x 1".

 
 
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