When I was studying in post secondary for my printmaking degree, I quickly learned how expensive paper can be… trust me, it is a rather valuable commodity. Because of this education in print media, I naturally developed a deep love and respect for paper. It’s easy to spot this passion in other interests of mine, such as thrift shopping: I often gravitate towards gorgeous bound books, unique paper ephemera or stationery.During my last trip to a salvation army thrift shop I scoured the stationery bin and found a pack of 5 notebooks for only $1. One was perfect for mail art pen pal, another good for note jotting and 3 that were needing a little TLC. I searched through some of my patterned paper scraps, coloured hemp threads and washi tape to pretty them up. I love how each one turned out so uniquely different. They look so much nicer than before! Can’t decide if I should list these little cuties in my etsy shop, since I sold my last mini OOAK journal a couple weeks ago, or if I should keep them for tucking into some special mail art reply packages?
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