…and so,.. It turned into this journal cover. It’s a simple design with hand stitched pockets. The edges are sanded to create a soft edge and interesting contrast to the romantic details of the piece.
I painted the interior for looks and also this paint creates a smooth surface which allows the book to ” slip” against the cover when it is opened and closed. My plan was to only paint the flesh side of the leather….but curiosity led me to paint the pocket’s exteriors….