Handmade Watercolor Journals
I love making my watercolor journals! I always feel that I want more choices in the sizes of paper when I go to the store. By making your own or buying handmade not only you get a good quality paper in your watercolor journal/sketchbook but your are also producing or acquiring something unique.
Honestly, It doesn't pay much to make the journals by hand, I still have to pay for paper, and other materials, but there is such a joy in making them and especially using them when you are out with your book painting or just working in your studio at home.
I like to use mostly 140lb paper. However, if I would like to put more pages in a book, I use 90lb watercolour paper. It all depends. I find even if I wanted to I cannot put too many signatures, because the book becomes bulky and very heavy. I find 6-7 signatures with double pages works the best. So 24 sheets will give you 48 pages to paint on.
Here are some journal I just recently added to my online store.