Ru Temple Design Studio - Hand Bound Blank Journals

Welcome to Ruth's hand bound blank art journals!

All my journals are made from decorative papers or my handpainted silks on sturdy book-boards, coptic stitched with at least five sections of paper, to show the beautiful chain-stitch effect of the binding. Coptic stich bindings are among the oldest codex book-binding forms, and lie perfectly flat when open, making them ideal for art journals and sketch notebooks. This is an exposed-back binding, so the back of your papers show; this binding form naturally has a little natural wiggle, and you can pick up the book open between sections and actually peek through it! great for library spying...
This is a wonderfully sturdy and beautiful book form, which is why I have chosen to make these books in this form, to best show the materials and work.
Since these are hand made by me, no two are exactly alike; you may special order books like the ones you see here, and order books in my current favorite papers for covers and text block papers below.

6 x 9 inches Classic Size Journals

The inside papers are chosen from white drawing paper, black paper, charcoal paper in light colors, or a heavier watercolor paper. Music paper books in this size are bound in wide format.

Journals Currently offered for sale:
blue paste paper
journal
Journal covered with my paste paper cover
drawing paper text block
J2062
Green & black paper 
journal
Green & Black Crumple-design Paper Cover
Drawing paper text block
$20.00
J2025
paste-paper 
cover
Green / Multi-color Paste Paper Cover
Drawing paper text block
$20.00
J2003
Sold!
Blue-Violet textured 
Paper
Blue-Violet Textured Paper Cover J2035
Cocoa Charcoal Paper text block
$20.00
J2033

Journals Sold in the past (to give you ideas for special orders:
silk covered 
journal
Silk Covered Journal J2038
Pen & Ink paper
$20.00
SOLD
Blue paper covered 
journal
Blue Textured Paper Cover
Watercolor Textblock
$20.00
SOLD
paste-paper cover
Blue on Tan Paste Paper J2016
fine drawing paper inside
$20.00
SOLD
Cordova Brown 
Paper
Cordova Brown Paper Cover J2035
Drawing Paper
$20.00
SOLD
floral paper cover
Floral Paper Cover J2042
Drawing paper inside
Floral Handmade 
Paper
Cornflower Handmade Paper Cover J2031
Watercolor Paper Text Block
$20.00
Scrunch papers
A dark Green or bold Red scrunch- textured paper.
Books may be custom ordered.



About 9 x 12 inch Art Journals

Coptic Stitch
Decorative paper or cloth on sturdy cover boards.

Green feathery 
cover
Pale Green Textured Paper Cover J1007
Thick, Juicy Watercolor Paper
Cordova Brown 
cover
Cordova Brown Cover J1013
65# Pen & Ink Paper
$40.00 (sold)
Large Blue Journal
Blue textured paper J1010
65# Pen & Ink Paper
$35.00 (sold)


Stickie Note Pads

3.1 inches square
Decorative papers or handpainted silk on book board with book tape binding, with a 3" square pad of restiackable notes. A great way to have durable, functional art you can carry around in your pocket or bag! Let us choose the color, or pick color ranges in your purchase comment.

notepadsPrice:
$6.00 each

Buy a six-pack and save!
Assortment of six for $30.00


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