Paper Sampler Journals

The paper sampler journals are designed for those who want to try a variety of papers for writing and/or art journaling. Each journal is hand-bound into one signature (unless stated otherwise) using waxed linen thread. The covers are all one-of-a-kind painted pieces of mixed media artwork or they are blank. Each book is signed and numbered. All of Kiala's journals ship with a mixed media ephemera grab bags, handmade tabs, and a washi tape sampler. ​

The pages are all BLANK and ready for writing, journaling, and art. Each journal comes with approximately 72 - 82 pages and has at least 6 different papers included. These are great for those who want to try different papers without having to purchase all the paper types. Each journal comes with a basic pen (Kiala's choice), a grab bag filled with ephemera and goodies from Kiala's stash, a washi tape sampler, three handmade tabs, and a small pen testing pad.

When in stock, these journals are ready to ship.

These are NOT available for custom ordering.

Paper Sampler Journals range in size, but typically measure 6 wide x 9 inches tall.

NOTE: Your cover will be different from the ones in the photo.

This is the true definition of serendipity as each paper reacts differently depending on the pen or art supplies you use. Half the fun will be testing the papers and playing in your journal.


  • one signature
  • 72 - 82 pages
  • mix of papers (all blank)
  • hand-painted cover (add your own embellishments)

Each journal is a little different in regards to the number of and kind of papers, but the kinds of papers you may find in this journal are:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Mixed Media (Strathmore or similar) or Mix Media (Canson or similar) paper
  • Sketch paper
  • Drawing paper
  • Marker paper
  • Sugarcane Paper (Franklin-Christoph
  • Japanese Rice Paper
  • Japanese Calligraphy Paper
  • Handmade papers
  • Kraft paper
  • Black drawing paper
  • Vellum
  • Acrylic paper
  • Card stock
  • Bristol paper
  • Text weight Arches, Rives, or Mohawk papers
  • Mulberry paper
  • Kitakata paper
  • Other kinds of artist and writing papers

**Not every journal will include every kind of paper listed above.

Each paper sampler journal comes with:

  • Three handcrafted tabs for use in a journal.
  • A medium size ephemera and mixed media grab bag
  • A washi tape sampler (five different samples)
  • A pen (if you like fountain pens, be sure to state that your note to me)

waxed linen thread, varied papers, and card stock


Paper Sampler Journals by Kiala Givehand

Paper Sampler Journals by Kiala Givehand