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Greetings, FPN fellows!

 

After being away from making journals for a while, I wanted to show you these books that I made some months ago for a FPN friend, LuMa, since I will return to my work space. I am very excited to contact all the members who have patiently waited for me. Finally, I'd like to show you some of my past work that I had not been able to present to you before.

 

Some months ago, LuMa contacted me for a custom order. She originally wanted a journal, but after showing her all the options, she finally decided she wanted five journals!

But there was one problem: she wanted all the journals in Tomoe River, but I only had paper for two. For that reason, I sent her samples of three different papers: Fedrigoni, Torreon and Canson. She tested them and decided that the most fountain pen friendly one and the one she preferred was Torreon.

She wanted two journals for her that looked the same. She chose a modern Ethiopian style with full black leather. It had 400 sheets, that is, 800 pages, of Tomoe River paper.

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She asked me to put two red bookmarks and a black elastic band.

 

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She wanted me to engrave her family name, Lucero, on one side of each journal.

 

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For the endpapers, she wanted a Bomoart paper with vintage writing style.

 

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By the way, one of these black journals is currently traveling all the world. LuMa had an iniciative where the journal will travel to different FPN members and each of them will fill some pages with their creative expressions. You can see more here.

 

The third of the journals was made for her mother. She wanted the same journal style, but with red leather and black bookmarks.

 

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The endpapers were a different Bomoart paper, this one with a music theme.

 

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For her mother, LuMa wanted a stamp engraved on the center of the journal. Tomoe River is only 52 gsm, however Torreon is 90 gsm. Since this journal also had 400 pages, the final journal was very thick compared to the black ones: almost 10 cm or 4 inches thick!

 

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The other two journals were for a couple of friends and she chose a completely different style: they were linkstitch. This style has soft leather covers and she chose two different colors: olive green and orange.

 

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A close up of the engraving of the arabesque.

 

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The journal opened.

 

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An appreciation of the thickness of the journal. This journal also had 400 pages of Torreon paper and was more than 10 cm or 4 inches in thickness.

 

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This is the olive green journal. She also chose a black leather strap for the closure and an engraved Celtic cross as decoration.

 

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I had never shipped such a big package! I had to use a box that used to keep 5000 sheets, the ones usually bought for offices. It was about 5kg! It felt amazing to carry it to the post office to ship.

LuMa received the journals many weeks ago and I am happy to say that she was pleased with them, as her mother and her friends were of their gifts.

Pheww, that is all, sorry for the long post. Thank you for reading and if you have any questions, they are always welcome :).

Have a nice day!

Anna J. Bach

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Hi Anna. I have been part of the Travelling Arts Journal troupe and when I first saw that book was greatly taken with it. 'Quality' shouted at me from it and it was a joy to write in. It's heavy and that adds to its presence. LOVE the endpapers too. You're a star!! :)

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Hi Anna. I have been part of the Travelling Arts Journal troupe and when I first saw that book was greatly taken with it. 'Quality' shouted at me from it and it was a joy to write in. It's heavy and that adds to its presence. LOVE the endpapers too. You're a star!! :)

 

I second that :) , indeed.

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Thank you Anna for making them for me and for posting them here on FPN :D

 

I was more than pleased with your work and look forward to getting more in the future!

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Hi Anna. I have been part of the Travelling Arts Journal troupe and when I first saw that book was greatly taken with it. 'Quality' shouted at me from it and it was a joy to write in. It's heavy and that adds to its presence. LOVE the endpapers too. You're a star!! :)

 

Thank you so much for you kind words! I am glad you could see it and you had a good experience with it. The endpapers are a Bomoart paper I love, too.

 

Magnificent work!

 

Thank you so much for your words!! I am glad to know people like it.

 

 

I second that :) , indeed.

 

I am glad to know you had a good experience with it, too. You actually started the journal, right? :)

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Thank you Anna for making them for me and for posting them here on FPN :D

 

I was more than pleased with your work and look forward to getting more in the future!

 

You are welcome hehe. Thanks to you for getting them! I'll be glad to work with you again when the time comes :D

 

Wow! Gorgeous....I'm always impressed by your work Anna!

 

Thank you! I hope you are having a good time with your books, too :).

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I really like journal 1, 2 and 3. Nice work. :)

Are you planning to sell some on FPN or eBay?

 

Thank you! Actually, I don't sell on eBay because I think it is not quite my market. Also, as a buyer I noticed some things about how eBay works that I didn't really like. I do, however, have an Etsy shop :). I have done some custom works for FPN fellows, actually. You can check some of them out and the commentaries of the buyers in this, this and this threads.

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^Can I get a link to you esty store? :)

I have loose papers of multiple kind but a Journal or two would be nice. I mainly do coursework, practice stuff and don't maintain a Journal which these are intended for. But these look really nice to pass without buying one.

Sorry, I don't have rights to access your profile since I am yet quite new to the forums (less than one week), if you have it there.

 

Sorry, was using the mobile version. It's in your signature.

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^Can I get a link to you esty store? :)

I have loose papers of multiple kind but a Journal or two would be nice. I mainly do coursework, practice stuff and don't maintain a Journal which these are intended for. But these look really nice to pass without buying one.

Sorry, I don't have rights to access your profile since I am yet quite new to the forums (less than one week), if you have it there.

 

Sorry, was using the mobile version. It's in your signature.

 

Thank you for your nice words :blush:. Yep, my shop link is indeed in my signature. I see you have been looking around, thank you so much for that :).

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Something I've been working on for a friend...

 

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Images of the final work: half leather journal with chiyogami paper on the cover. My friend gave me the paper to use, and some of the pages were already drawn!

 

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Beautiful work!

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