This week, I made another "Remains of the Day" shabby journal for a graduation gift for a writer. It's fun to work with different fabric scraps and the tie is made with Dupioni silk.
Below is the outside cover
For the inside cover, a pocket was sewn in to hold a Sakura black permanent ink IDenti dual tip pen (my new favorite with fine and extra fine tips), a Niji water-brush and a Peerless watercolor palette. The paper is 93# heavy weight drawing paper that takes wet and dry media. I left the paper signatures blank for the graduate to fill up with her writing, drawing and maybe some color.
The Peerless Transparent Watercolors make a great travel palette. I covered a piece of 140# watercolor paper with decorative paper and tape and put an eyelet to hold the palette together with waxed linen.
The water colors come in concentrated form on papers that can be cut. I taped them to each side of the palette with masking tape, labeled them and painted a swatch below each color.
On one side, I taped in a piece of waxed paper to keep the colors from running into one another when wet. I've used this palette many times for travel and outdoor sketching. The colors are bright and clear
When a color is used up, another Peerless water color paper can be taped on top. The fabric scrap journal lends itself to many different uses. I just love making these journals.