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Hand-crafted Sketchbooks with Snack Food Covers

Hand-crafted Sketchbooks with Snack Food Covers

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What happens when I combine recycled food boxes with art paper?  You get Upcycled Sketchbooks! 🥳

These sketchbooks are filled with smooth, acid-free, extra thick (110#) bright white card stock. Great for drawing and painting on both the front and back side.  It holds up well to a variety of permanent and water based paints, pens, pencils, markers, and ink without bleeding through. I can attest that the following art supplies are fun to use on the paper.

  • watercolor pencils
  • watercolor paint
  • acrylic paint
  • gouache paint
  • Derwent® Inktense Pencils
  • Dr. Ph. Martin Bombay India Ink
  • Faber Castell® PITT artist pens
  • Gelly Roll® pens
  • Sharpie® fine tip, extra fine tip markers and pens
  • Pigma MICRON® archival ink pens
  • Pentel® Sign pens
  • Pilot® rolling ball pens
  • Uni-ball® pens
  • old-school pens
  • old-school pencils 

Sketchbook specs:

Dimensions: 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches
     (Perfect size for doodling anywhere, anytime)
20 sheets acid-free, extra thick white card stock, 110#. 
     (Great for drawing and painting on front and back side.)
Spiral bound with black wire.
Front and back covers fashioned from food boxes.


To kickoff a relaxing art practice, I reach for extra heavy, white card stock. It’s sturdy, smooth, and holds up well for doodling, sketch work, exploring art mediums. With this particular paper, I feel free and open to warm up, to play around, make a mess, and practice.

Back in July 2022, I bought a binding machine and taught myself to make spiral-bound books. One day, I was looking around the studio for sturdy, thin cardboard to make some book covers. That’s when I got the idea to check the recycle bin for boxes. BINGO! I began refashioning cracker, snack, hot cocoa, freezer food, and cereal boxes into book covers. 

My infatuation with journals and sketchbooks has grown way out of hand. It’s time to share it with you.  


Cover made from recycled food boxes.
Pages are 110# smooth white cardstock
Spiral bound with black wire


4.25 inches x 5.5 inches

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