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This miniature journal is made in the exact same technique as my other vintage journals only this can be carried in your pocket. I created it as an art object more than a functional journal, but this little book will still be able to enclose your ideas, thoughts and secrets…

The leather I used for the covers is authentic, and is really old, provenient from a little bag that I found in a fair in Oporto some weeks ago. I believe this to have been a popular model of a clutch bag due to its unusual shape and design. The front cover of this little book is made of the front middle side, the embossed ornament being part of the original decoration of the bag . The holes around the cover edges were made by me to suggest the sewing marks.
After cleaning the leather I have found that its preservation state is very good. This leather is thick (~5 mm) and has a few wrinkles and marks but it’s very healthy and strong. I also made a consolidation on it and treated it with special products as it had partly lost its flexibility with time.

The spine was designed to closely resemble that of an old book, made in the traditional technique and covered with brown leather. The relief was obtained with other strips of leather underneath. The holes around the spine were part of the original sewing system of the bag but I included them into the design.

The book measures 9.5 x 7.5 cm (3.7 x 3 inches) and has a total of 132 pages (264 sides). The paper inside is light yellow and has 80 gsm (~21 lb). It will work for writing in ink and dry media.

The endpages are made from blue textured paper which I minutely painted by hand with geometrical motifs – squares and points - in brown and red.

The headbands are made by me from brown suede. The binding is longstitch, made with beige linen thread.

Whether you will really use this little journal or keep it as an art object, you will definitely love it once you’ll meet it.

* Please note, shipping will be made to the address provided by Etsy and not the one on your PayPal. This journal will ship from Romania (Bucharest) where I am at the moment.

Vintage Leather Journal - Embossed Brown Miniature

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, thread, paint
  • Feedback: 436 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Evora, Portugal
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