Introducing our beautiful antique-style, Artist’s Watercolour Book:
Like all artists, I love to acquire and use beautiful media and I designed this book from a soul that savours these small pleasures.
I can picture my favourite artists and illustrators of Yesteryear with this book; artists such as Beatrix Potter, Alfred Munnings, John Tenniel and Eric Ravillious. I can hear the light scuff of a pencil over a page, the musical rattle of a brush washed in a water jar, I can almost taste the delicious colour, skilfully mopped across the paper… Who do you see using it?
Slightly larger than A4 and landscape in format, it is both substantial and elegant. It’s large enough to be inspirational and small enough to be portable, perfect for both the studio and plein air. The finished size is approximately 315mm x 225mm x 20mm.
It has 96 pages of quality, acid-free, 225gsm ‘Not’ finish, Dutch watercolour paper – a surface suitable for all wet and dry media including watercolour, pencil, charcoal, ink, marker, acrylic and oil.
The pages have a deliberate pre-industrial aesthetic, with hand torn edges and sawtooth fore edge. It is hard bound in a ledger style with a rounded spine – this allows it to open fully flat and it has self-endpapers – perfect for swatching your colour palette on the inside of the clovers. The covering is a traditional half-binding with the spine and protective corners in book cloth. The sidings are glorious, English hand-marbled paper with a polished wax finish– each piece is unique. It is the small but significant attention to detail such as coordinated headbands that make this sketchbook appeal to the epicurean in each of us.
Due to the unique nature of hand-marbled paper, each book is truly one of a kind. If you are keen on particular colours please do get in touch.
What it means to me to be a crafter
I am a multi-potentialite, which in basic terms means I cannot choose. And that's ok! It means my creations are varied, and my creative days are never boring. You will always see something new from me. I am a the Crazy Rainbow crafter, which fits well with my Rainbow of ideas.
My moto in life is to be happy and make a positive impact on others. Creating and sharing my creations with you fits this perfectly!
I love woodwork, painting in all mediums, hand bookbinding and I'm about to get started in Resin! Watch this space for new products. My inspiration comes from everywhere, what I see people saying they would like to have handmade, Pinterest is favourite resource for me, I have so many ideas and so little time.
If you have an hand made item idea that you don't see I'm making just yet, that you can't find available to buy, then let me know. I am always up for helping meet your needs, and one new idea often spirals into many. Its the spark!
All my items can be customised, so if you want to talk to me about a custom order, jump into my inbox and we can brainstorm ideas.
As well as my book page holder, you can find other examples of my work on my facebook, Pinterest and instagram accounts.
Amekya Creations is a small, home based craft business in Wiltsire, England. It came about due to the pressures of work during lockdown, so I canged focus and now I do what I love and I'm excited to share my Rainbows and creations with you.
Postage for UK customers is detailed at check out. All orders are dispatched by Royal Mail. Please be aware of Royal Mail delays currently and let me know if you wish for a priority postage.
Orders will only be shipped when full payment has been received and cleared. For all custom orders, a non-refundable deposit may be discussed depending on the full value of the purchase. This will e discussed when drawing up the details of the commission.
All Amekya items will be delivered using Royal Mail Second Class. Items with a value above £10 will be sent as second class signed for.
Printed Merchandise will be dispatched by our fulfilment company (Inkthreadable.com) Due to the effects of the Coronavirus on our supply chain your order may take 7 working days to ship. Royal Mail’s shipping times have also been affected so your order may take longer than the quoted estimates depending on the shipping address.
Please follow this link for updated shipping policies (refers to printed Merchandise only) https://help.inkthreadable.co.uk/en/articles/581191-shipping-methods
Here at Amekya Creations I want you to love your item. Each item is made with full care and attention to detail. If you are not fully satisfied with your item please do get in touch with me.
If you have purchased from my stock items, returns may be made for an exchange or store credit and must be postmarked within 14 days of purchase date. Please contact me prior to sending your item. All items must be in new and unused condition, in original packaging. Refunds are considered on a case by case basis, and will only be made if the item is damaged or not as described. I reserve the right not to accept returns. Return postage is the buyers responsibility and will not be refunded. All returns must be tracked and prove of delivery provided. (Proof of postage is not accepted)
Commissions are a final sale and will not be refunded or exchanged. I will endeavour to ensure full communication between us is made to ensure you are happy with the progress of the item to ensure it meets your expectations.