I've been working on this journal for several days now - mainly the paper, which I have worked over and over to achieve a richly stained effect. When I first began to make journals I made my paper appear this way, and I think I might start returning to it again... now & then.
This journal is very rustic, worn & aged. The reclaimed leather has been hand distressed and varnished producing very rich, warm tones. To hold it, feels like it's already had a life (or several), and stories to tell... however, the pages are blank.
I love the endpapers in particular. I was only able to get a few sheets of this, and when I find it again, I'm going to snap it up! It's gorgeous, reminds me of little old tiles.