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beautiful modern marbled journals for sale


Kate McElwee

I’m a Boston based marbler, or “marbling artist”, and bookbinder. I love creating vibrant prints on paper and binding them into beautiful books and folios. Please see my journal for current projects, thoughts, and methodology.

As a wedding photographer I’m a full-time working artist. Bookbinding and marbling became a natural way for me to spend my quieter winter months, and I’ve fallen in love with these additional creative outlets.

hand marbled journals and books in boston

I make one of a kind hand marbled journals using paper I marble in my home studio. Each journal is completely unique as it’s impossible to replicate a marbled print.

Journals are available in a wide range of colors and designs, from the simple, abstract stone pattern, ebru, to complex chevrons and signature swirls. Journals and other books, prints, and digital papers are available to purchase through my Etsy store.

“Kate, thank you so much for the wonderful notebook. You are one talented woman.”


Southold, NY

orange and purple marbled paper coptic bound journal


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Boston, MA

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