Paperblanks Flexis, Olena’s Garden, Moonlight, Ultra (7 x 9 inches) Lined & Unlined 176 Pages
Olena Skytsiuk is one the most prominent practitioners of Ukrainian Petrykivka painting, a folk art technique using special brushes crafted from cat hairs to create a visual effect or artwork. The style was originated in the village of Petrykivka in the 17th century and is now recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Olena is one of the few artists maintaining and practicing this ornamental folk art tradition.
In each design, tiny brush strokes create a kaleidoscopic range of landscapes and floral scenes. The original paintings were used to decorate household objects and surfaces, which were often displayed against a white background (as opposed to today's Petrykivka artists, who work on black, green, blue and red backgrounds). Paperblanks’ Moonlight notebook from the “Olena’s Garden” series features the Petrykiyka technique, resulting in an eye-popping and psychedelic depiction of nature.
- Flexis cover and spine
- Smyth-sewn binding—the journal opens flat
- Memento pouch on the inside back cover
- Ribbon marker
- High quality, 100 gsm paper (made from 100% recycled binder boards and acid-free paper from sustainable forests)
- 176 pages, available in lined and unlined paper
- Dimensions: 7 x 9 inches
- Weight: 0.39 lbs
- Lined pages ISBN: 9781439756263
- Unlined pages ISBN: 9781439756270