Friday, October 23, 2015

NEW Tangle Me This Sketchbook

This is one option on how to use this sketchbook. 

It's finally here! The project I've been working on for a few months is ready to be unveiled.

I have created a sketchbook... called Tangle Me This! Sketchbook. Each book has approx. 25 pages (there may be one more or less due to human error while counting the pages as this paper is very difficult to hand count and due to the nature of the paper it had to be hand counted). On each page there are three tiles: one regular sized tile 3.5" x 3.5" and two Bijou® tiles 2"x2". The front and back of each page has been hand-stamped using acrylic paint and stamps that I crafted myself.

These are special edition sketchbooks. In the next 'batch' the pages will not be hand-stamped they will be printed instead.

The lovely thing about this sketchbook is how organic it is. Every page is unique with deckle edges. The soft colours allow you just fall in to the page. The books come in a choice of seven colours: sky blue, mint green,  honey yellow, blush pink, lavender, butter cream, and nutmeg.


sky blue, mint green,  honey yellow, blush pink, lavender, butter cream, and nutmeg

In between every page is a blank grey page. The purpose of this page is to reduce smudging from your shading but, if you want to use this sketchbook as a journal you can write a few words describing your feelings while you were drawing. This journal is perfect for anyone who wants a little more privacy while still releasing their feelings from their day. Simply draw your tangles and then write a few words. If anyone else sees your journal only you will know what it means. Everyone else will simply see some gorgeous art!

You can also use this sketchbook as a daily exercise - creating a regular-sized tile in the morning or before bed and creating each of the two smaller tiles during the day. You can use the grey pages to create step-outs of your tangles so you remember how to do them later.

However you choose to use it this book is 7" x 4.5" so it fits nicely in your purse, pocket, glove compartment of your car... etc and it keeps all of your art in one lovely book.

There are approx. 50 regular sized tiles and 100 Bijou® tiles in every book.

The paper we used is gorgeous soft Etrusca paper. You can use markers on it, watercolours, ink, graphite - but always be sure to test out your medium before using it so you don't end up bleeding or leaking through. On all of my tests, nothing ever leaked through.

There are approx. 50 regular sized tiles and 100 Bijou® tiles in every book.

7" x 4.5"

There are limited amounts of each colour available. Every sketchbook is one colour. $39 CAD each plus tax and shipping.

Please visit to purchase.

Aleesha Sattva CZT
Tangle Me This!

UPDATE: The process of hand stamping each page for these Special Edition Sketchbooks has begun. It's very time consuming to apply the acrylic paint with a little brush on to each stamp and then wait for it to dry before doing another page but I believe the end result will be unique and very organic. Here's a photo to give a view in to my world...

Every page is stamped differently... so you can use the stamped area as a string on some pages!

This paper is simply gorgeous... not only to look at but to work with!
Used charcoals and gel pens with this one.