My latest journal is made from covers of an 1888 rescued book.
Inside is a mixture of papers, including old wall calendars, scrapbook, drawing, pastel, and mixed-media papers, some of my paintings, painted pockets, and gelatin prints.
It has my all-time favorite binding, sewn-over-tapes with the “tapes” being small embossed leather strips. The spine signatures are alternating Canson Mi Teintes papers of dark blue and bisque.
Using my photograph of a surfer in Enniscrone, Ireland, I embellished the cover with metal corner protectors and a metal filigree label holder.