I recently purchased three hand made coptic bound art journals from Tricia Alexander, tricia-alexander.com. I met Tricia at the Lucky Star Art Camp and saw her work there, another great advantage to attending an event like that is the opportunity to purchase from independent artists.
Tricia makes these journals from vintage books, takes them apart and then makes signatures of 80 lb drawing paper and binds them all back together in a beautiful coptic stitch. She can do a custom order if you have a special book request. I asked her to make one for me from a Black Beauty book since that was one of my all time favorites as a young girl, she even bound some of the book text pages (some include drawings) into the journal.
Here are some pictures of the journals I purchased:
I am totally in love with these hand made journals and cannot wait to fill them up with arty goodness. If you are a mixed media art journal junkie I know you will appreciate these journals. Visit her site and look around, you will not be disappointed.