Item #: j-2033
Stardust
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Stardust ouside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of "Stardust" by Robert B. Parker.
I embellished the cover with "gold" fringe and thread, a wooden star, an over-stock gold star button, and gold-sparkle ribbon.

I bound the pages into the book cover using  long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over ribbons, which serve to anchor the cover to the book block (a term meaning all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains five signatures (a term for groups of pages).
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open pages

The pages of the journal are made from water-stressed paper.  I water stress by dipping each page into acryllic colored water for a few minutes and then hanging it to dry on a clothes drying rack.  I love not only how water-stressed pages look but also how they feel and sound when I write on them!


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talk quote

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

sparkling quote

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

(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 a copy onto cardstock of my original acrylic and pen mandala painting on the inside 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 8.5" x 5.5" x 1".

 
 
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