Introducing our beautiful antique-style, Artist’s Watercolour Book:
Like all artists, I love to acquire and use beautiful media and I designed this book from a soul that savours these small pleasures.
I can picture my favourite artists and illustrators of Yesteryear with this book; artists such as Beatrix Potter, Alfred Munnings, John Tenniel and Eric Ravillious. I can hear the light scuff of a pencil over a page, the musical rattle of a brush washed in a water jar, I can almost taste the delicious colour, skilfully mopped across the paper… Who do you see using it?
Slightly larger than A4 and landscape in format, it is both substantial and elegant. It’s large enough to be inspirational and small enough to be portable, perfect for both the studio and plein air. The finished size is approximately 315mm x 225mm x 20mm.
It has 96 pages of quality, acid-free, 225gsm ‘Not’ finish, Dutch watercolour paper – a surface suitable for all wet and dry media including watercolour, pencil, charcoal, ink, marker, acrylic and oil.
The pages have a deliberate pre-industrial aesthetic, with hand torn edges and sawtooth fore edge which means no trimming of the bookblock is required. It is hard bound in a ledger style with a rounded spine – this allows it to open fully flat and it has self-endpapers – perfect for swatching your colour palette on the inside of the clovers. The covering is a traditional half-binding with the spine and protective corners in book cloth. The sidings are glorious, English hand-marbled paper – each piece is unique. It is the small but significant attention to detail such as coordinated headbands that make this sketchbook appeal to the epicurean in each of us.
Due to the unique nature of hand-marbled paper supplied, each book is truly one of a kind. You can of course use your own paper for the cover sidings for a completely different look.
This version of our Watercolour Artist’s Sketchbook Kit doesn’t contain any tools or equipment, meaning that if you already have a selection of craft tools at home you don’t need to double-up on items like cutting mats, rulers, scissors etc. If however you think you might like to go for the version that contains all of the high quality tools as well as the materials required to make this book, you can view it here: Complete Bookbinding Kit: Artist’s Watercolour Sketchbook.
The kit includes a link to our exclusive easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, with over 250 photographs thoroughly detailing every stage. Even if you have never made a book before, our instructions walk you through the process as confidently as if you were attending your own one-to-one workshop with me!
This A4 Artist’s Watercolour Book Materials Kit contains:
250gsm 12 Sheets A2 Watercolour Paper
2x Sheets of A4+ Greyboard
2x 225mm x 375mm Hand Marbled Paper Sidings
Bookcloth for both spine and corners
Bookbinders Cotton Tape (Upgrade From Starter Kit)
Linen Bookbinders Thread (upgrade From Starter Kit)
Kraft Paper and Kraft Card for Book Hollow (Round Spine)
Paper for Piercing Template
Step By Step Instructions Downloadable in PDF Format