|I cut the front and back pieces to size, then made slits for the leather cord. Then I used two bits of cord I cut from the softer leather and started lacing.|
|And did the same for the back cover.|
|I used a wood burner to decorate the front and back covers. BTW burnt leather smells funky...|
|I then burnt around all the edges to keep it neat and strong. I bought some nice watercolour paper, ripped it to size|
and threaded it on the leather cord, then secured it with a knot.
|The finished product. 11" X 12"|
Now to fill it with lots of arty things..lol!
So what do you think? I am pretty happy with it. It's very rustic and earthy which appeals to the Irish ancestry in me. Hubby loves it to and wants me to make our wedding album in a similar way. And I already have some smaller journals in mind to. Funny thing is, is that it cost me next to nothing to make. The most expensive stuff was the paper!