Art Journal: Tiny Sketchbook Project

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This envelope arrived in the mail last Friday! I knew it had to be from an art friend, because of how it was decorated! I started pulling off the washi tape, to save it and then I realized I should take a picture first! I covered up the address, and here it is.

This is the back. The orange scribble I added to the photo because the return address was written on the flap. More washi tape for my collection!

This is what was inside!!! I am so excited! It is a tiny sketch book for the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project. It was sent to me by one of the members of the Micro Art Journal group. There was a post in the group about obtaining one of these, but I was unable to participate at the time because I was broke. It was extremely kind of her and I really appreciate it! I will, eventually, be sending her something special in return!

This is the back of the folder.

Inside, there is a brown “envelope”.

And the little book is inside of the envelope. The measurements are 2-58” wide by 2-14” high. Inside, there are 15 pieces of paper (making 30 “pages” or 60 places to add art!) The booklet is held together by a single staple in the center.

I can see there may be some issues because the paper is thinner and different than I am used to working on. In addition, a little over half of the pages have an indentation in them in the top and bottom. I suspect this happened during the cutting of the pages. I hope it will iron out.

Here, you can see the booklet size compared to a Chris.W mini TN. As you can see, it is a bit bigger. It is about as tall as the cover, but it is wider. So it would not fit in this as an insert. If I want to use it as an insert, I will have to make a protective cover specially for it.

Working in this book is going to require some figuring out. As I mentioned, the pages are different than my normal. In addition, I need to create something that will be durable during handling. So that means anything glued, has to be stuck in firmly and permanently. The media I use can’t bleed through. I’m not sure how well this will hold up to watercolor or Micron pen. I will probably have to experiment somehow. I’m looking forward to it!

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