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You love coloring but want to explore other mediums? Enter Botanical Inklings: the coloring book for paint, ink, watercolor, pastels...
You love coloring but want to explore other mediums? Enter Botanical Inklings: the coloring book for paint, ink, watercolor, pastels...
You love coloring but want to explore other mediums? Enter Botanical Inklings: the coloring book for paint, ink, watercolor, pastels...
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Botanical Inklings

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Ever tried coloring in a coloring book with something other than crayons or pencils?  Sucks, right?  Pen tears, marker bleeds, paint warps, the paper is super crappy.  And I'm all about paper.  I'm a letterpress printer and bookbinder, and I want to bring you a better coloring book. 

The cover illustration for Botanical Inklings
The cover illustration for Botanical Inklings

 Botanical Inklings is about giving you a better, more artistic experience, and leaving you with frame-worthy art.

Interior illustration featuring the word, "hence."
Interior illustration featuring the word, "hence."

 I've nurture a life-long love of plants, and my recent obsession with macrophotography has really ramped it up.  My drawings are directly inspired by the pictures I've taken.

Evergreens have been one of my most surprising discoveries in macrophotography.
Evergreens have been one of my most surprising discoveries in macrophotography.

I chose to include words in my coloring pages that are filled with unspoken stories.

Illustration featuring the word, "unless."
Illustration featuring the word, "unless."

 Of course, if you love what I'm doing but aren't ready to commit to the coloring book, you can claim one of the smaller rewards (like my letterpress printed chipboard alphabet stickers) and you'll be able to stay in the loop with how the project's going.

Letterpress alphabet stickers printed on chipboard.
Letterpress alphabet stickers printed on chipboard.

 Thank you, you lovely, lovely person.  You're one in a million!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge in this project is to have all of the coloring books printed, bound, and shipped in time for Christmas--that's why I'm limiting quantities. If all of the rewards are claimed (yay!), I'll add more, but with an estimated delivery date in January.

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    Thanks for the good vibes! To show my gratitude, I will write your name in my very best calligraphy and post it on Instagram. Be sure to give more your username if you'd like me to tag you. Also, you can upgrade at any time. ;)

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    Letterpress stickers! Letterpress stickers? Yep. Spell a word (up to 20 letters) and I'll send it to you in my signature letterpress chipboard stickers set in block type.

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    The one sheet wonder, Mini Inklings.
    At one quarter the size, she's pocket sized for your convenience. Eight pages instead of sixteen, and when you unfold the book, it becomes one large illustration.

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    Friends! You early birds, you get Botanical Inklings at a very special, very limited price. Thanks for being so quick to support me.

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    Botanical Inklings, unbound. Sixteen great illustrations to color, but as loose pages, not bound into a book. Bind them yourself or frame them for display all over your house.

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    Botanical Inklings, bound by hand. You really are after my heart, aren't you?
    I recommend this option if you don't intend to frame your work.

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    Two copies of Botanical Inklings, unbound. One for you, and one for your BFF.

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    Two copies of Botanical Inklings, one loose, one bound by hand.

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    Two copies of Botanical Inklings, bound by hand. One for you, and one for your BFF. I recommend buying them bound only if you don't intend to frame your work.

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    Botanical Inklings, featuring hardcovers in 3/4 cloth, my hand marbled endpapers, and all my love in every detail.

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    A signed and numbered 50 page book of the macro botanical photos I've taken that were the inspiration for Botanical Inklings.

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    This is a very special reward. Not only do you get a copy of Botanical Inklings, you get to be part of Botanical Inklings. You get to choose one 5-6 letter word and 1-3 plants to become an illustration in the book. There are only four pages available.

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    Not only will you get a copy of Botanical Inklings, I will also print one of your very own designs to be included in the coloring book. Final page size will be 9"x12".

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