It was just about one year ago that I started working with leather for my journals. Ever since I began, I've been trying to figure out how to achieve a "stained antique" look. I've tried a lot of treatments, dyes, colors, and some of them came really close. But I just couldn't get exactly what I wanted. Until yesterday! I've finally found an antique patina that is suitable for leather and really achieves EXACTLY the look and feel I've been searching for.
Finally! Talk about an exciting day at Julie Boyles Books! I hurried up and made some and they are available in my Etsy Shop. The color choices are brown, and black, and they are beautiful!
As if that wasn't enough excitement, I've also started carrying LINED paper for all my journals. I'm only listing a few right now, but the lined paper is available for all the styles of journals I make.
This may not seem like a big deal, but trust me, it has taken quite a while to work out all the details. Lined paper is an often requested feature for journals. Well, it isn't readily available to buy pre lined paper that can be used for handbinding journals. Up until now, I've been taking special orders for them, and printing my own paper. I've recently been in touch with my wonderful printers, D&E Printing of Brownsburg and in the future they will be printing lined paper for me! There will be an extra charge for the lined paper, because it has to be printed, but for those of you (like me) that like some lines on your paper, I have it now!
Coming up later this week, I've got a very special blog post about some recent happenings around here. I've just got to get the photos straightened out and will write about it soon!