This is my latest journal. With tattered pages and original artwork of leaf-winged butterflies. After accidentally sewing the middle signature in upside down, I finally completed this journal, my favorite so far.
I used Thai handmade double-sided paper for the cover and leather wrap to tie the journal closed. I alternated the signatures inside with the "tattered" edge sections and plain paper sections. The cover piece was originally a bronze color, I took a heavy grit sand paper to it to reveal the silver-tone underneath and added some black paint. I tied another butterfly to the filigree just because.