Welcome to
Pulp 4 Papers

Where we offer Writing, Sketching, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Silverpoint Journals and now - extra art supplies.  SHIPPING FREE

Welcome

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Upcoming and Interesting Events

Art Extravaganza

October 20-21, 2018

Vailtree Event and Conference Center

1567 Bakatsias Lane

Haw River, NC 27528

336-578-4020

vailtreeeventcenter.com


This annual event is sponsored by the Alamance Artisans Guild, Burlington NC.  

The Guild has over 70 members and their annual event draws hundreds of visitors to one convenient location.  

It is a Studio Tour without the touring and traveling to all the different locations. 

Truly a "One Stop Shop" event.

For more information about the Alamance Artisans Guild: alamanceartisans.com

My Theory

Life is too short, no matter how long it is.

There is a need in me to share what I enjoy and to encourage others to share in their joys. 


I began this journey with hopes of encouraging individuals to reevaluate their values and refocus on the true values of their life, even if it goes as far back as to childhood dreams.


Childhood dreams should not contain attacking people with dangerous weapons.  There are other alternatives to those types of events.  One of those alternatives is to pick up a pen, a pencil or a paint brush to express one's self through writing or art. 

 

One of my goals is to encourage other people to be mentally creative over physically violent.  An example: veterans, one of which I am, who have gone through emotional turmoil in various forms, consider joining in the process of writing through your fears or your emotional events.


A suggestion: everyone could evaluate what their childhood values were to refocus on their true elements of productive creativity, in whatever form it may be, whether working with their hands or working with their minds.  What is the avenue for this process?  That which is within Your Heart!


I am not saying writing, drawing or painting is the absolute cure which will take care of everyone's issues.  What I am saying is this: those with the minute desire to write, paint or draw - begin.  Let it help you to reground yourself, in some manner, manageable by you.


If your dreams are creating with your hands, so be it.  Please, follow your desires.  Creativity comes in many forms.  Healing comes in just as many forms.  Begin today.


Another goal is to offer a quality hand made product at a reasonably economic price, for those wanting to write, draw or paint in, and have a memorable item to keep. 


Now all items will be shipped free.

What to look for in the future.

Silverpoint, or Silver Point drawing has been a passion of mine for a while.  Now, Silver point journals are available.  


Eventually, I hope to have leather journals with removable and replaceable inserts.

A request for the future.

Please check back through the website to find new products.  Different journals are at various locations or show events.  No two journals will be listed or seen at different locations at the same time.  New journals are also being made and as they are finished, they will be posted on the website.


Lastly: Thank you for being part of my joy!                                 

                                          V. DeKnikker

About The Journals

What Do I Do?

I make unique journals for  

Writing, Drawing, Watercolor and Mixed Media.  Each one is made by hand.


These smaller journals, which can be utilized especially as travel journals, are in a continuous design and production process.


I am now ready to offer these journals to customers who also desire one of a kind journals based upon their needs.


No two journals will be exactly the same.


If a number of journals are needed for special occasions, they can be ordered in advance of the event.


These books can make family events, reunions, birthdays, holidays and weddings into special events by offering collectible heirlooms as gifts.

Each is unique!  Just as the event is.


Remember:

Giving Is Receiving!

Why Do It!

The difficulty in purchasing writing and art journals was the catalyst for this design and creative process.


The design concept for the journals and diaries was to have specialized papers based on the medium of choice: pencil, pen, pen & ink, watercolor, silverpoint drawing or light acrylics.  The opportunity to use any combination at a moments notice was important.  


Each journal needed to open flat for ease of use whether using a pen, pencil or brush.


After being unable to purchase no-lined journals, art journals or diaries, for individual and specific needs, designing and creating them, independent of commercial designs, was the only solution.


Just as every individual in the world is unique, so is each journal.  This is not a factory made product in any fashion.


And so the journey began!

How It Is Done!

The process begins with deciding what type of writing or art is desired: pencil, pen, pen & ink, watercolor, silverpoint, light acrylic or washes of various combinations.


The paper for the internal pages is then selected and prepared into "signatures".

Handmade paper is selected for the cover and these sheets may be dyed by hand.

The strength and thickness of the cover is important for offering support while writing, drawing or using any mixed media.


As the signatures are sewn together, consideration is given to make sure the book will open to a flat state and remain open while writing, drawing or using a brush.  


Each journal is made one at a time.  With the individually selected internal pages, and the cover paper being handmade, no two journals will ever be exactly the same.  For this reason, a picture of each journal is identified with its own individual number and no doubles will be created.


Upon completion of each journal, a number is assigned to that journal.


Now we are able to ship internationally.

Journal Types - Scroll down to "View All Products" too.

Writing & Sketch Journals

Writing and Sketch Journals are excellent for memoirs, individual narrations, drawings or any combination.  

The journals are made by hand with handmade papers for the covers.  If a commercially made product it used, it will be noted in the description of the product.

They open flat for ease of use with an opportunity to use each page individually or with double page designs.

These would make ideal unique individual, wedding and birthday gifts.

Writing Journals will be shown with Item Numbers in the 1000 series.

Sketch Journals will be shown with Item Numbers in the 2000 series.

Watercolor Journals

Watercolor Journals also have handmade paper for the covers, have a hard cover and open flat.  

The internal pages are made with watercolor paper which is ideal for use with watercolor, inks, pen, pen & ink and washes individually or with a variety of these combinations.  

These products have Item Numbers in the 3000 series.


Mixed Media and Silverpoint Journals

Mixed Media Journals also have a hard cover and are made with handmade paper.  These journals also open flat for ease of use.

The internal pages are from paper specifically designed for the "mixed media" concept.  Here, acrylic, watercolor, inks, pen & ink or any combination of these products can be utilized by the artist.

Mixed Media Journals are shown as Item Numbers in the 4000 series.

SilverPoint Journals have both sides of each page specially prepared to accept silver, gold, brass or copper points as a drawing instrument.  These are in the 5000 series.

Writing, Sketch, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Silverpoint

New products are coming soon!

Contact Us

If you have specific journal needs, have questions or want to communicate with a live body, please feel free to send an email.

Please feel free to contact us is you have special enquiries.

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Pulp 4 Papers appreciates your input or query.

Mailing Address: PO Box 891, Carrboro, NC 27510-0891

Email Address: pulp4papers@gmail.com

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