Handmade, one of a kind, 60 page altered book journal. I love paper, I love thrifting and upcycling and dyeing, and I love color, and I love texture. All of these loves are combined in my magic art journals.
I have been *fantastically* inspired by the Alleyman’s Tarot deck, lore, and community – if you don’t know what it is, please look it up, it’s…delightful. I have traded a lot of tarot cards through this community and amassed a TON of envelopes and mail from these trades which I felt called to turn into these altered book art journals. I want to send this creative magic back out into the world to be used/altered/passed on again!
This book feels good in your hands. It’s TEXTURED. It already has history. It has already been warped through time, and weather, and wear, and use – it’s crankly. It’s ready for your coffee drips, your ink splotches, your uncertain poetry, your love letters, your grocery lists, your doodles, your painting….. it’s ready for you.
The cover is embellished with upcycled cotton fabric I naturally dyed and plaster printed. I have eco-dyed or painted many of the papers inside, but some are just as they came to me from members of the Alley. Simply looking through the journal is an adventure.
it comes with its own tiny key, and a fabric pocket with a few intuitively chosen cards for you.
The base book was found on a curb with a box of other water-damaged vintage books, waiting for their next incarnation.
Book measures roughly 6inches wide, 8.5 inches tall, 2 inches thick.
This book is meant to be used! Write on it, attach pictures, staple in your love letters, do what you will. I have embellished/stamped/folded/written on some pages, but left PLENTY of space for you to work your own magic. My goal with these books is to eliminate the fear of the blank page – simply open this book to any page and let the magic begin.