This is a hard cover journal bound in brown leather with smooth texture. I designed it to seem a precious book with ancient aspect. I chose a simple geometric decoration for the cover to match its overall look. It was made by hot tooling and painting by hand with leather dyes. Patina was applied to the overall to give it a worn look. The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). You can order this book to be filled with artist quality paper OR with writing paper. In both cases the paper will be hand torn and the edges will be toned in light brown to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.The options of paper are detailed below: 1) Fabriano artist paper will give 104 pages (208 sides). The paper is white, slightly textured and thick, it has 250 gsm (for comparison, photocopy paper has 90 gsm). It is acid free, perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor. 2) The writing paper will give 170 pages (340 sides). It has 125 gsm, is white and works for ink and dry media. Although thinner, this paper is also acid free and does not bleed through. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and black cotton thread. The end pages are made of Italian decorative paper themed with a vintage geometrical pattern. This book is an art object. I hope you will love it once you’ll meet it. *Please note, this journal is available on backorder, please allow 4 days for it to be made for you.