it's a book!

The second edition of my book repair book has finally seen the light. but i have been so infected with the whole moleskine thing, it’s basically a clone of the cahiers. For the 1st edition I used Wausau 70lb Royal Fiber Balsa, [the ‘Balsa’ has embeded natural speckling, that resembles handmade. it is not as smooth as the moleskine paper] some most excellent paper, the cover is Wausau’s Astrobright Eclipse black which is EXACTLY what the cahiers are made of. (I wish I could find the moleskine skin, I would sew me up some volants.) then I dug up a white pigment ink stamp pad and a really nifty new rubber stamp device from My Sentiment’s Exactly It’s a lucite block with clear plastic letterset that attach to it. So you can make custom stamps. They work out rather well, I am gonna look into more letter sets.

btw the pigment inks from either Colorbox® or Stazon® will adhere to anything including a REAL moleskine cover.

2 Responses to it's a book!

  1. Anonymous September 26, 2006 at 11:05 am #

    Heh. Scratch that. Apparently Astrobrights only come in 80 lb. I’m going to order up a ream and see what I think.

    I’m making up my new 10 year journal for 2007, on the last staff of my current one. I would love to have it be as close to a Moleskine as possible. Post something if you find the oilskin cover stock. Someone told me that they had found it at a bindery shop in Madrid (he’s a local). I was just in Madrid, but tourists don’t get too close to bindery shops, it appears, and I didn’t see any oilskin lying around any of the cafes.

  2. Anonymous September 26, 2006 at 11:00 am #

    I’ve been trying to find some Moleskine-like paper for a while. Thank you for posting this. I’m going to try a ream of the Balsa… what weight of the Astrobrite did you buy for the covers?

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