One of our favourite sources of inspiration for our Paperblanks® cover designs is an amazing old book filled with antique swatches of fabric. With the samples collected in France in the late 1800s, all of the designs and patterns tell a unique story of European fashion and textile history.
For Spring 2015 we’ve selected four silk and satin floral samples to craft our Chic & Satin series.
Chic & Satin Black Dahlia
The dark and alluring Black Dahlia rose is seen here on this opulent journal cover, which emphasises the classically Victorian colour choice of deep, rich red.
Chic & Satin Blue Muse
The electric blue design on this book cover was originally created using a damask stitch that completely covered a piece of satin in a silken floral pattern.
Chic & Satin Dusk Rose
Our Dusk Rose journal cover is inspired by a modest fabric sample that would have been used as creative inspiration by the fashion houses of the Victorian period.
Chic & Satin Painted Lady
The bold colours of this design represent a shift from Victorian opulence to the blue and yellow hallmarks of the Aesthetic movement. Our Painted Lady cover reproduces a silk and satin fabric swatch that was likely one of the first to use aniline dyes to achieve such bright colours.
Interested in learning more about our Chic & Satin journals? Check out their product page at www.paperblanks.com!
About Paperblanks®: At Paperblanks®, we believe that art should have a place in all aspects of life. That’s why we follow the artist’s way in everything we do – creating, crafting and releasing designs we believe have the power to touch people. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at paperblanks.com.
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Pretty journals. That burgandy/black fabric pattern is my favorite.
That’s the Black Dahlia cover – great choice!
The Paperblanks® Team
This collection is so beautiful! The Blue Muse and Black Dahlia designs are especially enchanting. If it was ever possible, I would LOVE to see these designs in micro format!
Thanks for idea, Kailey! We’re so glad to hear that you love the new collection.
The Paperblanks® Team