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This journal or sketchbook is made of beautiful vintage leather that belonged to a carpenter's apron. It has a rich patina and a worn look, full of scratches and stains. I love its imperfect aspect and natural raw look. The simple decoration was hot tooled into the leather to give it a primitive, old look.

Its classic design and simplicity make it a journal that would equally fit both men and women. It has a large size making it great for housing your art projects or creating writing, and yo can take it with you on the go for sketching landscape. For this purpose I have added two pieces of bookboard to reinforce the front and back covers, turning them into more suitable support for sketching.

The sketchbook measures 7.5 x 10.5 inches (19 x 26.5 cm). It has 64 pages (128 sides) of quality artist paper (Fabriano, 200 gsm). This is itself an artwork, as I tear it by hand and I stained it with natural dyes to give it a old look. I tried to keep the coloration of the pages light so you will always be able to draw, sketch, paint and write down on them. Great for scarpbooking too!

The sewing is done in longstitch method, creating a beautiful model on the spine. The journal is closing with a generous leather stripe that wraps around it several times.

I hope it will inspire you to fill it with your artwork!!

*Please note, this journal will ship from Bucharest (Romania) where I am located at the moment. Shipping will be made to the address provided by Etsy and not the one on your PayPal. I ship with registered mail that requires signature, so if you wish me to ship this to your office please select that address during checkout or write me a note in the "message to seller" box.

Handmade Leather Journal / Artist's Sketchbook, Natural Brown Leather with Stained Pages


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, thread, belt
  • Ships worldwide from Romania
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