I have two reasons for choosing this theme for today’s binding - firstly, my personal theme for this year is blossoming/flourishing; and secondly cherry blossom season will arrive in Japan shortly. As you can see this is another of my longstitch experiments, bound in red leather and stitched with white linen thread. For the centre of the flower motif I have used pink silk thread.
The pages are Arches watercolour paper with sewing supports in Canson paper in a bright pink shade.
The pages themselves have been randomly decorated with pink and green watercolour paint and stamped with white gouache and stamping ink and it’s actually a lot of fun to do. I usually paint the whole large sheet and then tear into pages sized pieces afterwards, it is easier to get a random effect that way.
I really like binding these little journals, as you can be quite creative with them and the end result is a cute little journal which is really nice to handle and it opens nicely too.