This was my first time participating in the book swap. Since it's October, I decided to make a classic hardcover sketchbook with a bit of seasonal creepy twist. The book is sized 15.5 x 11 cm (approximately postcard size), with pages of cream coloured Canson Mi-Teintes drawing paper. The headbands are sewn with black and ivory white buttonhole silk on a leather core. For the cover, I used two vintage portraits that I was gifted with a couple of years ago. The portraits are glued and then sewn on the bookcloth which I have dyed in shades of rusty orange and turned upside down to reveal the crumpled texture of the backing paper. I couldn't resist doing some additional smudging with ink.
This design is much like the ones that I sell in my Etsy shop, and I hope PrairiePeasant will find it useful, either as a sketchbook or as a journal for daily activities and observations. --Elina of Veterok
Veterok's handbound books and journals from one artist to others are in her shop here.