A practice Journal made as a Christmas present for my grandfather. The leather has a beautiful grain and turned out really nice.
The top edge was hand gilded, which is a laborious process. The gold stuck really well, but came out more yellow than I would have hoped. There is a variation of gold which gives a more toned down look called “moon gold” that may have been a better choice.
The sewing structure is done on four sewn in cords and resulted in a great journal that lies flat and opens well. My grandfather was thrilled to have something to keep daily notes and his winning scores from games of gin!